Date: 25 Jun 2000
Place: Lower Clapton Road, Hackney
Menelik Robinson was shot in a car by two men on a motorbike.
He had been driving his red BMW convertible car along Upper Clapton Road when two motorbikes came up behind him. They each had two men on them who were described as black.
One of the motorbikes then overtook him and pulled up in front of him causing him to stop. the other motorbike then pulled up beside his car and the passenger got off and walked up to the side window and fired several shots into the car at Menelik Robinson.
The men on the motorbikes then sped off after which Menelik Robinson managed to get out of his car and stagger a short distance before collapsing.
He died from massive blood loss.
Menelik Robinson was one of six youths convicted for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm with intent in relation to the murder of 16-year-old Kingsley Iyasara whose murder is still also technically unsolved. Of the six youths, Corey Wright was also later murdered in 2001 and his murder is also unsolved. Kingsley Iyasara was beaten and shot dead in February 1997 in Carlton Lodge Estate, Finsbury Park in north London by what was described as sixteen youths armed with sticks and bats.