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Three charged with murder of Turkish radio DJ

Detectives investigating the death of DJ Koray have charged three men with murder

Ebony Crescent in Southgate and (inset) DJ Koray

Two men and a teenage boy have been charged with the murder of 43-year-old Koray Alpergin and the kidnap of Koray’s girlfriend.

Better known as ‘DJ Koray’, the victim’s body was found in an Essex woodland on Saturday, 15th October. The Metropolitan Police had already been searching for both the 43-year-old and his 33-year-old girlfriend after the pair had been reported missing from Ebony Crescent in Southgate on Thursday, 13th October.

Charged with Koray’s murder, plus the kidnap of his girlfriend who was later found unharmed, are Erdogan Ulcay, aged 55 of Oakeshott Avenue, Camden; Ali Kavak, aged 25 of De Quincey Road, Tottenham; plus a 17-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons.


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The trio were due to appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court this morning (Thursday 20th). A fourth man who had been arrested has been bailed until mid-November, pending further enquiries.

Koray’s body was found near Oakwood Hill Industrial Estate in Loughton at around 11.55am on Saturday, by officers from Essex Police. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Met Police had received a report at 1.51pm on Friday that the pair were missing from an address in Ebony Crescent and had not been seen since the night before.

Detectives from the Met’s specialist crime command continue to support Koray’s family. He was the founder of the London Turkish stations Bizim FM and Kral FM and lived in Tottenham.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Monday found he had died from severe trauma. Further forensic tests are taking place.


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