COREY JUNIOR DAVIS was just 14 years old when he lost his life in a revenge gang attack. The innocent youngster was sat out, with a 17 year old friend, on Moore Walk, E7, near where he lived – just being a normal 14 year old. Then another young man walked up to them – and shot them.
Both boys were taken to hospital. Corey died the following day. His friend spent nearly a month in hospital and is now undergoing what will be a long rehabilitation process as he learns to cope with life-changing injuries.
Now police have released a still taken from CCTV footage which shows a metallic grey 2011 Range Rover Sport motor vehicle (above). The rear of the vehicle has dark tinted windows. The picture was taken at 2.53pm on Monday, 4th September on Wyatt Road, near the junction with Upton Lane, E7 – just before the murder.
The police have also released CCTV footage (below) showing the vehicle at about 3.15pm (just after the murder). It is being driven erratically on Romford Road, heading north towards the A406 north circular. It sped past a W19 bus, and police would like to hear from anyone who was a passenger on that bus.
Police have established that the Range Rover was stolen at around 1am on 24th August from Haverhill Road in Balham. Police are keen to hear from any members of the public who saw the vehicle on the Monday of the murder – or between 24th August and 4th September.
When it was stolen, the car’s registration number was “EY11 XSG”. On 4th September, the vehicle had a number plate which began “D11”. The full registration number shown on the CCTV is a genuine number used by the genuine owner of a local Range Rover Sport. It seems that his genuine registration number was used on the stolen vehicle.
Police have also advised that the car’s Vehicle Identification Number was SALLSAAG3BA292779 (the last six digits are the chassis number) and its engine number is 0534374306DT. Car dealers or garage workers who have a Range Rover brought in should check for these numbers.
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, who is leading the investigation, explained, “We have reason to believe this car could well still be out there. Someone could have bought it in good faith, for instance, with no idea they have a stolen vehicle.
“I would be grateful if anyone who has bought an identical make and model of car since 4th September could check its VIN number. This can usually be found by looking from outside the vehicle at the lower left side of the windscreen, or in the driver’s side door jam or under the bonnet, and contact us urgently if it matches the number we have given out. The engine number is also readily accessible to check.
“It is also possible that a garage or scrap dealer could have inadvertently worked on the whole vehicle or parts of it without realising it had been used in a murder. Again I would urge people in this sector to think back over the last month and check their records. Any information will be treated in the strictest of confidence – it is the persons who used it on 4th September that are our sole interest at this point.”
Mother makes appeal
Corey’s mother, Keisha McLeod, issued an appeal to the public which as supported by other family members. Ms McLeod said, “CJ was a fun, loving, kind, handsome young boy, just 14 years old. He loved to make us laugh and dance with his funny routines. He had real talent and such potential. I’m appealing directly to the community. If my son’s life has been taken for the wall of silence to be broken, let it be broken today. Please don’t ignore my voice, please don’t ignore my pain. The murderer of my son is still out there. Please help the police to help me and my family.”
Corey: 14 and dead in Newham gang revenge attack