BUT former glasses star whose nephew was stabbed to death death spoke of her “disgust” that his killers are still at large – as details of hundreds of unsolved murder and manslaughter cases in London opened.
Sandy Bogle, one of in original stars of channel 4 series told Sky News she was still crying over in death of 23-year-old Bjorn Braun, and feels “sick” knowing people who killed, he was not caught.
New figures obtained by Sky News show 350 murders remained unsolved in London in in past two decades – 12% of all homicide and manslaughter cases in capital – including incidents in whose victims were shot, stabbed, strangled and drowned.
Of these victims, 148 were black and 142 were white – with activists express concerns thatyoung black men disproportionately more likely to be victims of unsolved murders in London”.
Mr brayn, father of one was stabbed to death in Croydon, south London, in March 2017 and died five days later from his injuries.
Rapper Stormzy, childhood friend of Mr Brown, Paid tribute to him after him death and spent a moment of silence in one of his concerts.
BUT £20,000 reward it was suggested for information about Mr. Brown’s killers and CCTV footage were released of two suspects, with police say motive of in attack was unclear.
Ms Bogle said the appeals failed find those responsible and was”wall of silence” over her nephew death.
“I’m sick of know that someone can walk past me… and them know a person who did it,” she told Sky News.
“It’s terrible because [the killers] Feel like they leave with so they can go and do it with someone else.”
She is added: “I think it’s disgusting that after what they did, they can still leave with this and still be out they run around, live their lives, like they did nothing wrong.
“I really believe people out there know who did it but it’s always wall of silence.
“If they out they think they will never be caught, their conscience, guilt and karma catch up very very soon because I will never stop looking.”
Sky News introduced freedom of information request to the police for Details of unsolved murders in capital.
• BUT total of 2876 kills – value murder or cases of manslaughter – were recorded in London April 1, 2002 to July 16, 2022, with 350 unresolved in that period
• 113 victims of unsolved cases were killed with a “sharp weapon”, and 98 were shot dead
• Other methods of killing in unsolved cases included arson (four cases), drowning (one case), asphyxiation (eight cases), poisoning (nine cases) and use of blunt instrument (18 cases)
• About 85% of victims of unsolved murders were male (297), with 53 female victims
• 148 black142 victims were white and 43 Asian, and ethnicity of 17 victims were not registered or listed as “other”.
• BUT total of 128 victims of unsolved murders were minors of 25, including 29 injured who were 15 years of age or younger. Thirty-three of the victims were aged 65 or older.
A police spokesman told Sky News that the murder investigation was dropped when criminal charges are filed and the case is referred to the Crown Prosecution Service.
Miss Bogle said the number of the unsolved murders were “heartbreaking” and she felt “disgusted” that hundreds of the killers did not faced justice for their crimes.
She said loved ones of the victims “go through the same pain, the same agony, the same grief” as she did. family.
‘His son lost his father
Describing the moment she found out her nephew had been attacked, Ms Bogle said she broke down in tears and screamed after her sister told her in telephone call while she was filming.
“I felt like i had a heart attack’ said Mrs Bogle.
“Everyone was just broken. My sister was inconsolable.
“It was a sad moment. And it’s still a sad moment because they still haven’t caught people – they are still out there.
“Every day is still a worry that they might do this to someone else.”
She is added: “We are still crying. I am still crying now and again because you never forget.
“He was part of our family. He was my nephew. he was my sister son.
“He would only just was a child. His son lost dad. It still breaks your heart every time you see him.
“It still hurts a lot, even all these years. over It.”
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Miss Bogle described her nephew: who was known to friends as Bugz – as “an amazing young boy” and “very talented”.
“We had fun 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – so he was always round my house,” she is added.
“If you ever called him, he would say:” I round Aunt Sandy’s.
Television star, who appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in She said in 2017 that she was still “highly hopeful” that her nephew’s killers would be caught.
“I am a very spiritual person and God works in mysterious ways,” she said. I hope they don’t think they’ve run away. with it’s because they didn’t.”
In a direct message to Mr. Brown’s killers or anyone who knows their identity, she said: “You need come forward. Justice must be served. I won’t stop looking.”
‘Meth continues fail black victims
The Foundation for Racial Equality reported that the number of black victims of unsolved murders in London revealed that “no lessons were learned” from the McPherson report regarding the Meteorological Police’s response to the incident. murder of Stephen Lawrence.
Jabir Butt, Managing Director of a charity whose goal is to fight racial inequality told Sky News: “This young black men disproportionately more likely to be victims of unsolved murders in London is not random sample.
“It clear what the Met goes on fail black victims, with shockingly bad response to killings of Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallmanand others.”
The two sisters were found mortally wounded in a park in north west london in 2020 and couple of Met Police constables were later jailed. for take pictures of them dead bodies and share them on Whatsapp.
Mr Butt continued: “Police leaders can point to a reduction of resources and complexity of cases as explanations, but they cannot cover up in complete flaw of trust and effective communication between the Met and London black communities.”
Hitting Cressida Dick former The police chief met, Mr. Butt said that force new commissioner must give this is race action plan “a priority that their predecessor did not have”.
“Behind every unresolved murder Yes family looking for for answers’
The weather police told Sky News that detectives are “working 24/7″. using all resources available to them to catch those responsible for Any murder”.
Commander Paul Brogden, head of in forceAssassination and Specialist crime command, said: “Our murder investigations are strong. year 99% of murder cases already result in criminal charges have been filed and our investigations are ongoing in pace.
“However behind every unresolved murder Yes family looking for for answers.
“Murder investigations are lengthy and complex, and in in some cases it does take years to come to a conclusion.
“Even though it’s incredibly difficult for those who look for answers, i want assure loved ones that the Metropolitan has long memory and that all such unsolved cases remain under regular review.”
Eliminate concerns about disproportionate rate of unsolved murders among young black men Mr Brogden said that “Unfortunately, different crimes affect different groups more than others”.
He said: “This remains tragic truth that violence disproportionately affects boys and young menespecially of Afro-Caribbean heritage, both in terms of be victims and perpetrators.
“Equally the areas of London with higher crime levels, especially violent crime often tends to be home to more diverse communities.
He stressed: “Combating violence is our top priority and we are working with our partners and communities to prevent violent crime in in first place.”
Towards Mr. Brown murder, Mr. Brogden said, “It’s never too late to come forwardand called anyone with information contact the police.