Kidnapped DJ ‘suffered 100 injuries when he was tortured to death in restaurant’

Undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of Mehmet Koray Alpergin, who was tortured to death near Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a killing bearing the hallmarks of serious organised crime, the Old Bailey has heard. Six men are on trial at the Old Bailey variously accused of murder, kidnap, false imprisonment and perverting the course of justice. Steffan Gordon, 34, of Northolt, Tejean Kennedy, 33, of Cricklewood Broadway, Samuel Owusu-Opoku, 35, of Wood Green, Junior Kettle, 32, of Archway, Ali Kavak, 26, from Tottenham, and Erdogan Ulcay, 56, from Camden, are in the dock. Issue date: Thursday October 20, 2022. PA Photo. Mehmet Koray Alpergin and his girlfriend were abducted as they returned home from an expensive Italian restaurant in Mayfair, central London, last October, the Old Bailey was told. They were taken to an empty wine bar backing on to White Hart Lane, where 43-year-old Mr Alpergin was allegedly beaten, throttled, scalded with boiling water, stabbed, maimed and violated. His body was later dumped in Essex woodland and his 34-year-old girlfriend, Gozde Dalbudak, spent two days locked in a toilet before being freed, jurors were told. See PA story COURTS Tottenham. Photo credit should read: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Koray Alpergin was found dead in woodland in Essex (Picture: PA)

Two more men are on trial over the death of a popular radio DJ who was kidnapped and tortured to death in a Turkish restaurant.

43-year-old Koray Alpergin was kidnapped alongside his girlfriend outside his home, and tortured before his naked body was dumped in woodland in Essex.

Koray was owner of Turkish radio station Bizim FM, with connections to stars like rapper P Diddy, and several other men have already been found guilty for their roles in his death.

Now Isay Stoyanov, 43, and Dylan Weatherley, 20, deny murdering Koray, two counts of kidnap and two counts of false imprisonment.

Stoyanov also denies perverting the course of justice.

Koray and his girlfriend Gozde Dalbudak, 34, were kidnapped and ‘frog-marched’ into a white van after going for a meal in Mayfair, central London, in October 2022.

Koray was the owner of Turkish radio station Bizim FM (Picture: Central News/Facebook)

They were taken to the Stadium Lounge, a Turkish restaurant not far from Tottenham Hotspurs football stadium, where Koray was tortured and killed as Godze was locked inside a bathroom for two days.

Crispin Aylett KC, prosecuting, told the jury that Weatherley had stayed behind after the kidnapping to remove a tracker from Koray’s car, which they’d used to follow him.

Mr Aylett said: ‘The prosecution suggest that on the night of the kidnap Dylan Weatherley was brought in to do a specific job – the removal of the tracker.

‘All the while, of course, inside the Stadium Lounge, were Koray Alpergin and Gozde Dalbudak.

‘It goes without saying that they must have been absolutely terrified, and with good reason – Mr Alpergin was never to come out of there alive.

‘The prosecution do not know precisely when Koray Alpergin was killed but it seems likely to have been early on the morning of Friday, October 14.

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‘In which case, his dreadful ordeal would have come to an end sooner rather than later.

‘The kidnappers’ immediate priority must have been to get the white van away from the Stadium Lounge.’

Koray was tortured at Stadium Lounge

Two men took the van to Markfield Park where it was set alight.

‘So the van has been set alight, the next thing that needs to be done is to get the body of Koray Alpergin out of the Stadium Lounge,’ Mr Aylett said.

Ali Kavak, 26, who has already been convicted of manslaughter, was seen clearing out the back seats of his Polo before putting Mr Alpergin’s body inside, the court was told.

At 6.43am the Polo arrived outside a rented industrial unit on the nearby Triumph Trading Estate.

At 3.30pm a Renault Megane was driven off the …read more

Source:: Metro


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