An eighth person has been arrested on suspicion of murder and kidnap following the death of a popular Turkish disc jockey.

Koray Alpergin was taken against his will from Ebony Crescent in Enfield and then found the day after dead near Oakwood Hill Industrial Estate in Loughton, Essex, on October 15.

A man, 33, was the latest to be arrested on Saturday (December 17) and remains in custody at a south London police station.

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Several people have previously been charged with murder and kidnap - Erdogan Ulcay, 55, of Oakeshott Avenue in Camden; Ali Kavak, 25, of De Quincey Road in Tottenham; Junior Kettle, 32, of Kingsdown Road in Islington; and a 17-year-old boy.

They are due to next appear at the Old Bailey on January 6.

Two men – 29 and 34 – have been arrested on suspicion of murder and bailed pending further enquiries.


Another man, 55, was arrested on suspicion of murder but was released without further action.

Mr Alpergin, 43, regularly DJed at Laz Camden, a Turkish restaurant in Parkway, Camden Town.

He also had public attention after founding London-based Turkish stations Bizim FM and Kral FM. His death struck the hearts of the Turkish community.

Previously, he owned Clicia café in Stoke Newington 

A woman, reported to be Mr Alpergin’s girlfriend, also went missing at the same time of his disappearance but she was found unharmed.

Enfield Independent: Koray Alpergin was a popular Turkish DJKoray Alpergin was a popular Turkish DJ (Image: Instagram)

It is understood that Mr Alpergin attended White Hart Lane in Wood Green before his career led him to DJing around the world.

A tribute on a GoFundMe page launched by Mr Alpergin’s family and friends read: “Koray was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. A much-loved member of his family, a special friend to all and a huge member of the community with the biggest heart.

“Koray always thought of everyone, he was kind and caring and always supported those around him. He was such a light in the community, loved by his family, treasured by his friends and he lived his life to the fullest.”