Victim of Hackney fatal shooting had been honoured for bravery | London

A man who was shot dead in the street had once received a bravery award for intervening in a sex attack on a teenage girl.

Abraham Badru, 26, was gunned down in Hackney, east London, on Sunday.

Armed police were called to Ferncliff Road shortly after 11pm and found Mr Badru with gunshot wounds. He died at the scene.

His family say they are beyond heartbroken at his death, and revealed that he had been honoured in 2009 after helping secure convictions for the rape.

In a statement released through the Metropolitan Police, his family said:

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh described Mr Badru as a “real contributor to society”, adding:

Such courage and an overwhelming sense of what was right and wrong clearly demonstrated his strength of character.

– Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, Met Police

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