A £20,000 reward is being offered for any information which leads to the conviction of those responsible for the murder of a teenager in east London five years ago.

Crimestoppers, a charity totally independent of police, is offering up the reward to help solve the murder of David Adegbite.

David was just 18 years old when he was shot dead in a car park in St Ann’s, a residential estate situated off Gascoigne Road in Barking, on Sunday, 19 March, 2017.

He’d been visiting friends when he was killed in what detectives believe may have been a case of mistaken identity.

Emergency services, including local officers, firearms officers and paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS), rushed to the scene at about 19: 10hrs and found David with a gunshot wound. He was taken by LAS to an east London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 22: 25hrs.

Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command continue to investigate.

Crimestoppers guarantees that you will stay 100% anonymous when you contact them via freephone 0800 555 111 or through their website crimestoppers-uk.org.

When you speak to Crimestoppers you will never be asked to give any of your personal details. They are unable to trace your phone number and, if you contact them online, they cannot record your details such as your I.P. address.

Alexa Loukas, London Regional Manager at the charity Crimestoppers, said: “There remain crucial questions over this appalling murder, which is why we are supporting the police to help find who was responsible for this young man’s killing.

“An innocent victim, his family and friends along with the wider community need to see justice happen. Contact our charity completely anonymously by calling 0800 555 111, or fill in our simple and secure anonymous online form. Our charity supports people to speak up when they would otherwise stay silent. Now is your chance to do the right thing for David.”

In a statement, David’s family said: “Our son David left a vacuum in our heart and home since he departed from this world. We want to appeal to anyone who has information about the people responsible for his death to come forward.”

Detective Inspector Emma Sharp, who leads the investigation, said: “David was just visiting friends when he was shot. He was a popular and much-loved young man who had his whole life ahead of him and that has been cruelly taken from him. David’s family and friends have had their worlds turned upside down and we are determined to get justice for them and for David.

“I’m continuing to appeal for anyone who was in the area of St Ann’s at around the time of David’s murder who saw anything suspicious to come forward. David’s killer is still out there – help us bring his family some closure by finding those responsible. If you know anything, please do the right thing and tell Crimestoppers what you know. The charity will keep you totally anonymous and pass on it on to us.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or fill in a simple and secure anonymous online form on their website Crimestoppers-uk.org.

The reward will only be payable for information passed directly to the charity and not the police – please ask for a reward code when calling Crimestoppers. If you contact Crimestoppers online, you must use the `two-way’ communication facility, request a reward code and then log back in 24 hours later to get the code. You’ll be asked to check with us two months later with the reward code to see if there has been a positive result. More details are here.