Hackney,
06
December
2023
|
10:25
Europe/London

Joint statement on shooting in Hackney from Mayor of Hackney Caroline Woodley and Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Cllr Susan Fajana-Thomas

DCS James Conway and Caroline Woodley

Mayor of Hackney Caroline Woodley and Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Cllr Susan Fajana-Thomas, said: "We are deeply shocked and saddened to learn that a woman has died after a fatal shooting which left two others injured in Vine Close, Hackney Downs last night. Our thoughts and condolences are with all those affected, their family, neighbours and friends.

“While incidents like this are rare in Hackney, we know that the events of last night will cause concern for local people. We want to reassure everyone that we're committed to doing all we can to prevent what are fortunately isolated events. The police will be working in the area over the coming days to continue their investigation. Council officers will be supporting the police and helping to reassure those affected within the community. 

“We would urge anyone with any information on this incident to contact the Police 101 quoting CAD 5811/05 Dec. Alternatively people can call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

UPDATE at 4pm on Wednesday 6 December

The victim who tragically died at yesterday's fatal shooting in Vine Close has been named as Lianne Gordon. Mayor of Hackney, Caroline Woodley, appeared at a Met Police press conference alongside Central East BCU Commander, DCS James Conway, today, where she read out the following statement: 

"This is a heartbreaking incident and my thoughts and everyone’s at the Council are with the loved ones of Lianne and the other injured victims.

"We are working with the police to support the families of the victims and will continue to do so in the coming weeks and months. We are also working with local schools and community groups to offer any support they need.

"While incidents like this are rare, we know that the community will be shocked, worried and distressed.

"Council officers are in the area to support the police investigation and provide reassurance to local people. We also have outreach workers in the area to make sure people can speak to us about any concerns they have.

"I’d urge anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers anonymously or to contact the police on 101.

“Anyone with concerns about a child or young person can contact a Council social worker on 020 8356 5500. ”

Update at 4pm on Friday 8 December

Today, Mayor of Hackney, Caroline Woodley, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Cllr Susan Fajana-Thomas OBE, and Met Police Central East BCU Commander, DCS James Conway, have written to residents in the Hackney Downs area - with an update on the investigation and the work we are doing to prevent further violence. 

Read the letter