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UPDATE: Appeal to trace man regarding Ilford murder

News   •   Feb 23, 2018 21:56 GMT

[Police wish to speak with Araman-Nardi Stoica]

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command investigating the murder of Sandel Serbu in Ilford have released an image of a man they wish to trace.

At 02:48hrs on 12 November 2017, police were called by the London Ambulance Service to reports of a fight and an injured man at High Road junction with Connaught Road, Ilford.

Officers attended and found 36-year-old Sandel, a Romanian national who was also known by the nicknames ‘Sorin’ and ‘Braileanu, suffering from serious injuries.

He was taken by ambulance to an east London hospital, where he died at 04:35hrs that morning.

Araman-Nardi Stoica, aged 24 - also known as Nardi Gladiatoru - is being sought by police in connection with Sandel's murder.

He is described as 5ft 11ins tall and of medium build.

He is known to frequent the areas of Redbridge, Newham and Barking.

Detective Inspector Paul Considine of the Homicide and Major Crime Command who is leading the investigation said: "We need to speak to this man in connection with Sandel's brutal murder.

"Whilst we have made a number of arrests, and charged three men, its important we trace Araman-Nardi . I would urge anyone who may recognise him or knows of his whereabouts to contact police immediately."

Anyone who recognises this man or knows of his whereabouts should contact police immediately by dialling 999. 

If you have any information that can assist police with the investigation please call the Homicide and Major Crime Command incident room on 020 8345 3734.

Alternatively, to remain anoymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.