Search

Thousands raised at Romford club night in memory of Chadwell Heath stab victim

PUBLISHED: 15:35 19 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:35 19 September 2016

Ricky Hayden's dad, Paul, arrives at his son's memorial after he was also stabbed in the Chadwell Heath attack Picture: Kosho Bar

Ricky Hayden's dad, Paul, arrives at his son's memorial after he was also stabbed in the Chadwell Heath attack Picture: Kosho Bar

Archant

Grieving friends and colleagues have raised £7,500 in memory of a doorman who was stabbed to death outside his home.

Security staff gathered at Kosho to remember Ricky Hayden, who was stabbed to death in Chadwell Heath Picture: Kosho BarSecurity staff gathered at Kosho to remember Ricky Hayden, who was stabbed to death in Chadwell Heath Picture: Kosho Bar

Ricky Hayden, 27, died on Tuesday night after he was knifed alongside his dad, Paul, 46, in Gibbfield Close, Chadwell Heath.

Still bearing the wounds from Tuesday morning’s attack, a wheelchair-bound Paul joined well-wishers at Kosho Club in South Street, Romford, last night.

Manager Jose Martins said the venue wouldn’t be the same without Ricky’s sense of humour.

“Ricky was such a great guy – he was the nicest guy you could meet,” the 51-year-old said. “He was always joking around and used to bring a new joke to work every day.”

Hundreds attended the club night in memory of Ricky Hayden Picture: Kosho BarHundreds attended the club night in memory of Ricky Hayden Picture: Kosho Bar

More than 600 people attended the event, including 40 security staff from East London and Essex who lined the street with balloons spelling out Ricky’s name.

Jose said staff at the club will always remember Ricky, adding he plans to place a picture of the doorman in one of his favourite spots next to the club’s DJ booth.

“Our staff are still in shock,” he added. “But we wanted to do something that brought everyone who worked with Ricky together.”

There was free entry to last night’s event but people were encouraged to give donations which will be handed over to Ricky’s family.

A 19-year-old who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed to return later this month.

Anyone with any information should call the police investigation team on 020 3276 1054 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Related articles

Latest Romford News Stories

Yesterday, 15:00

Prof Ged Martin takes a lightning tour of the borough’s vanished places of worship

Yesterday, 10:00

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Yesterday, 08:00

Here in Havering we are pretty good at celebrating our young people.

Fri, 20:35

Police were called to a bus stop at the entrance to Harrow Lodge Park this evening (Friday, July 20) after a number of teenagers were reportedly seen to threaten a bus driver with a knife.

Fri, 17:19

Think you know your Romford from your Rainham?

Fri, 16:00

A 20-year-old from Chadwell Heath has been charged with perverting the course of justice by detectives investigating the death of Jordan Douherty, who was stabbed to death in Collier Row in June.

Fri, 14:49

The two boys were seen carrying baseball bats through Romford town centre.

Fri, 12:04

A junior choir from India were thrilled to the UK, entertaining music lovers and enjoying the sites of London.

PROMOTED CONTENT

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

There are many reasons people decide to join a gym. Some want to pack on muscle for strength, train for endurance, or lose weight. But did you know it also does wonders for your mental health? Two members at Romford’s Better Gym in the Market Place talk about their personal fitness journey and the importance of replacing bad habits with good ones.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now