Face Bar murder: Heartbroken parents' plea to trace killer
Maxwell Kusi Obodum • Published 4 Jul 2012 18:00
THE heartbroken parents of murdered teenager Jordan Malutshi today made a desperate plea for help to catch their "priceless" son's killer.
Haunting cries of "my baby, my baby, my big boy" rang out at a press conference as the 17-year-old's mother, Gitta Tshibala, sat alongside his stunned father Michael Malutshi at Reading police station.
The teenager, from Clapham, south London, who was found bleeding to death in the Face Bar in Chatham Street in the early hours of Sunday was nicknamed Priceless by his friends, and his sobbing mother told reporters: "He was Priceless - a young man full of talent who was just discovering himself."
Mr Malutshi. shaking as he removed his glasses before reading a statement, added: "Please help us. Any bit of information, no matter how small it may be can help us get justice for Jordan."
Officers found Jordan fighting for life at the club at 3.50am on Sunday and desperately administered CPR before paramedics rushed him to the Royal Berkshire Hospital. He died shortly afterwards from a stab wound to the heart. The teenager had travelled from London with friends and was one of 140 clubbers enjoying an R&B night starring Radio One Xtra DJ Young Lion.
A 31-year-old Reading arrested on Monday was still being questioned by detectives tonight.
Witnesses should contact police on 101 and quote reference URN 521 01/07/12 or if you do not want to talk to the police directly contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
For more see tomorrow's Reading Chronicle.
This article appeared in Local Berkshire 04 Jul 12