Teenager Bailed Over Carjacking Death

18 September 2011, 06:50 | Updated: 18 September 2011, 06:52

A teenager arrested over the murder of a carjacking victim in Ilford has been released on bail.

The 18 year old was the fifth person to be arrested over the death of Harjinder Singh Bhurji, 32, who was found in a pool of blood in the early hours of Tuesday 13 September 2011 after he had refused to hand over the keys to his black Mercedes CLK Coupe.

The 18 year old who has been bailed has been told to report back to police in October.

Three other men aged 18, 19 and 20 and a 17 year old boy who were also arrested have also been bailed pending further enquiries.

Mr Bhurji was sitting in his sports car talking to a female friend when a robber opened the passenger door and dragged the woman from the car.

He initially tried to hide the car keys under his seat but the robber threatened to harm his friend if he did not hand them over.

He was stabbed as he tried to retrieve the keys before the thief drove off with the car.

Mr Bhurji was pronounced dead at the scene in Stoneleigh Road, Ilford.  The car, which has the registration number R4 JXW, was found abandoned in Forest Glade, Chingford, east London, at 2.45am.

Mr Bhurji's friend was found at the scene uninjured but suffering from shock.