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Ugandan Shot Dead In UK Was Royal Air Force Cadet

A teenager shot dead in east London has been named by police.

Former RAF cadet Abdul Mayanja, 19, was found by police after shots were fired in Well Street, Stratford, on Friday night. He died later in hospital.

Detectives believe Mr Mayanja left his home in Plaistow at about 22:00 BST and may have been with two women, both described as black.

A fundraising page has been set up for Mr Mayanja’s family, who described him as a “wonderful man”

A message on the page said he was “a great person to everyone” and a “loved and cherished great older brother and son”.

“His death was a shock to many people, our society is coming to a stage where young teens are targeted because of their belongings and where they are from”, the message adds.

A spokeswoman for the air cadets said he had left the squadron in October 2013.

“He had been with us for 18 months and was well respected. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and his friends at this time.”

A post-mortem examination is yet to be held.

There have been no arrests and inquiries continue.


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