Police appeal for double murder witnesses after Black Lives Matter event in Moss Side

  • 59 mobile phones have been seized
  • Around 400 people were in attendance on the night
  • Greater Manchester Police yesterday said they 'value every single piece of information'

Police are investigating the murder of two men at a lockdown party more than a year-and-a-half ago.

Cheriff Tall, 21, and Abayomi Ajose, 36, (also known as Junior) were shot at a Moss Side gathering.

Caythorpe Street Moss Side image Rebecca Redican
Around 400 people were in attendance on the night of the killings

The killing took place just hours after a Black Lives Matter family event, in a car park off Caythorpe Street in the early hours of 21 June, 2020.

The head of Greater Manchester Police Specialist Operations Unit, Chief Superintendent Mark Dexter, appealed for witnesses in a social media video.

He told residents that GMP was employing a “team of murder detectives, whose sole focus is to solve this case and find the answers that the victims and their families and the community are so desperately searching for”.

GMP have issued 10 warrants which has led to seven people being questioned in custody. They have also seized 59 mobile phones.

Inspector Neil Higginson, of GMP’s major investigations team, said: “We are over a year and a half on from the start of the investigation.

“However, I would like to reassure the public that this very much remains a live investigation and we rely heavily on the community to help us solve this case and ensure that a dangerous man is taken off of the streets and put behind bars.”

Anyone with information has been asked to send video footage or images anonymously through the Major Incident Public Portal