Sunday, June 24, 2007

Police appeal after death of Ken Hong

Police have appealed to the public for information after the sad death of Vietnamese charity worker Ken Hong, who died after trying to stop thieves stealing his car.

I hadn't planned on blogging this story as it seemed that the crime was random and not targeted at our community but after reading the police appeal I felt it was appropriate to mention it.

Detective Inspector Tim Lewis, from the Metropolitan Police Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: "The man who drove away Mr Hong's car is described as black, about 25-years-old, possibly wearing a grey cap. I am appealing for anyone who was in the street around this time, or may have been looking out of their windows and saw the incident, or anyone in the general area who may have seen the car being driven away, to come forward."

It's a tragic and sad story yet unfortunately crimes like this seem to be more and more common in London these days (despite reports that crime figures are meant to be falling). Good people losing their lives in random acts of crime. I'm sure the thought of all readers will be with the Hong family.

Full article here.

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