Further arrest after New Year’s Clerkenwell shooting

Another man has been arrested following the tragic shooting of a young man in Clerkenwell on New Year’s Day.

The 25-year-old was detained during the early hours of this morning (Friday) on suspicion of murder and is being held at a north London police station.

Aaron McKoy, from Hackney, was gunned down in Portpool Lane at around 4am on January 1, just hours into the new year.

Mr McKoy had also been celebrating his 22nd birthday when he was shot in the chest.

He had been in the Clerkenwell House Wine Bar, in Hatton Wall, prior to his killing, where he may have been involved in an altercation. A suspect is thought to have fled down Leather Lane.

On January 2 a 22-year-old was arrested in connection with the murder and was released on bail. A third man was arrested but released with no charge.

Det Ch Insp John Crossley said: “The venue was very busy going into the early hours of New Year’s Day and we are extremely keen to talk to anyone who was in attendance. We believe the victim was involved in an incident in the venue and that this may have been the prompt for his killing.

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“If you were there and noticed a dispute taking place I would urge you to get in touch as soon as possible, to enable us to bring those responsible to justice.”

He also asked businesses in the area with CCTV to get in contact urgently so footage can be reviewed.

Call 020 8733 4212 with information, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.