DJ Koray: Three to appear in court charged with murder and kidnap

Detectives investigating the death of Koray Alpergin have charged three men with his murder. Erdogan Ulcay, 55 (05.05.67), of Oakeshott Avenue, Camden, [Ali Kavak, 25 (05.08.97), of De Quincey Road, Tottenham, and a 17-year-old boy, unnamed due to his age, were also charged with the kidnap of a woman.

The three, who were arrested in Kent on Sunday, 16 October, will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 20 October.

A fourth man, aged 55, who was arrested in Tottenham on Monday, was bailed pending further enquiries until mid-November.

The body of Koray Alpergin, aged 43 and also known as DJ Koray and Koray Bizim, was found near to Oakwood Hill Industrial Estate in Loughton at around midday on Saturday, 15 October by officers from Essex Police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following a number of enquiries the Met took primacy of the investigation as officers had been working to locate Koray and his 33-year-old girlfriend prior to the discovery by Essex Police. The woman was found unharmed.

Police had received a report at lunchtime on Friday, 14 October, that the pair were missing from an address in Ebony Crescent, Enfield and had not been seen since the night before.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command continue to support Mr Alpergin’s family.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Monday, 16 October, found Mr Alpergin died from severe trauma. Further forensic tests are taking place.

Earlier this week, Detective Chief Inspector Kate Kieran, Specialist Crime, said: “This is an extremely fast-paced and complex investigation that involves numerous crime scenes and, at this time, has resulted in the arrest of four men for the murder of Koray Alpergin.

“We believe that Koray and a 33-year-old woman were forced into a white van outside their home address in Ebony Crescent, Enfield, at around 22:30hrs on Thursday, 13 October.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in that area at the time, who may have seen anything, no matter how small, to contact police immediately. I urge people to check doorbell camera or dash cam footage – you may have captured something that could prove crucial to our investigation.

“Although our investigation is still at a very early stage, I am working on the hypothesis that Koray’s kidnappers were possibly known to him and this was not a random attack.

“I can assure residents in Enfield and Essex that we are doing absolutely everything we can to understand the chain of events here, and bring to justice those responsible.”

Anyone who has information that could help police should call 101 or tweet @MetCC ref CAD 3901/14 Oct, or contact the Turkish Police Association. To remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.