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Murder in Upton Park, E13

Police are appealing for information in relation to the shooting of two males on Wednesday 18th August 2021 in Raymond Road, junction with Harold Road, Upton Park, E13 at approximately 10:45pm.

Details of Incident

On Wednesday 18th August 2021 at 10:49pm Police were called to reports of males being shot at Raymond Road, Upton Park, E13. The LAS were called and Otas Sarkus was taken to hospital. Despite the best efforts of medical efforts, Otas succumbed to the fatal gunshot wound to the head and died at hospital on Friday 20th August. The other male was also taken to hospital and remains in a stable condition. A white Volvo SUV/4*4 was involved this incident and is believed to have frequented the Upton Park and Forest Gate during this evening.

If you were in the area at the time, did you hear or see anything relating to this incident or the vehicle. Could you please check any dash cam or private CCTV you may have to see if it captured the incident or vehicle.

Contact Information

If you have any information please complete the form below. This information is vital to the investigations.

Incident Room Number 020 8358 1010 or contact 101 to report information. Alternatively, contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or through their anonymous on-line form at