Radio DJ who was pals with celebs kidnapped and tortured to death in a restaurants yards from Spurs stadium | The Sun

A WELL KNOWN radio DJ was kidnapped and tortured to death in a restaurant just yards from the Spurs stadium, a court heard.

Koray Alpergin, 43, was the owner of Turkish radio station Bizim FM and had connections with a number of celebrities.

He was kidnapped from outside his north London home with his girlfriend Gozde Dalbudak and 'frog-marched' into a white van after dining in Mayfair, the Old Bailey heard.

The DJ suffered "horrific injuries" before he was killed while his partner was locked in a toilet for two days, jurors were told.

His naked body was then dumped in woodland in Loughton, Essex, before it was found by a dog walker, the court heard.

Steffan Gordon, 34, Tejean Kennedy, 33, Samuel Owusu-Opuku, 35, Junior Kettle, 32, and Ali Kavak, 26, all deny murder and false imprisonment.

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Kennedy, Owusu-Opuku, Kettle and Kavak also deny kidnap of Mr Alpergin and Ms Dalbudak on 13 October 2022.

Kavak and Erdogan Ulcay, 56, deny perverting the course of justice by assisting with the disposal of Mr Alpergin's body and the destruction by fire of a Fiat Diablo van and Renault Megane.

Mr Alpergin and Ms Dalbudak had arrived back at his flat in Ebony Crescent, Enfield, at 10.25pm.

Prosecutor Crispin Aylett, KC, said: "As Koray Alpergin got out of his Audi, a man ran towards him – the man was followed by three others.

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"Although Mr Alpergin tried to run away, he was quickly caught. He called out for help but he was frog-marched back past his own car and bundled into a white van that was parked nearby.

"Much later on, the police recovered from outside the flat a blood-stained fragment that had been torn from Koray Alpergin's shirt. So, he must have put up a fight- but he was simply out-numbered.

"Gozde Dalbudak had remained in the car. She was later to tell the police that she heard the sound of a scuffle.

"A masked man had appeared at the window. He was armed with a knife. He told Ms Dalbudak to be quiet. She got out of the car and he led her over to the van.

"The van was driven away with Mr Alpergin and Ms Dalbudak in the back. Ms Dalbudak has said that the men were sitting on top of them.

"In all, the prosecution suggest that no less than nine men had driven in the white van and two cars to the scene of that kidnap."

Two other men, Ali Yildrim and Cem Oman, have fled and are believed to be overseas while the identity of the other two men is unknown, the court heard.

One of the group had fitted a tracking device to Mr Alpegrin's car, jurors were told.

The three vehicles had arrived in the area around Olivia Court at around 10pm and then they had lain in wait until Koray Alpergin's Audi showed up.

The group had gathered earlier that evening at a cafe in south Tottenham, Mr Aylett said.

After the kidnap the convoy made its way to a restaurant and wine bar called the Stadium Lounge or 'the Ezgi Turku Bar', near the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

"It was here, in the Stadium Lounge, that Koray Alpergin was murdered" Mr Aylett said.

The prosecutor continued:"As for Godze Dalbudak, she spent almost two days shut up inside a lavatory at the Stadium Lounge.

"It was not until the late afternoon of 15 October that she was released.

"Following the murder of Koray Alpergin, the prosecution allege that his body was taken in the back of a black Volkswagen Polo to the Triumph Trading Estate where the sixth defendant, Erdogan Ulcay, rented two separate storage units.

"In the early hours of 15 October, the Renault Megane was driven to Loughton in Essex.

"There, the naked body of Koray Alpergin was dumped in some woods. A few hours later, the body was found by a man walking his dog.

"Koray Alpergin had suffered the most horrific injuries."

Kennedy, Owusu-Opuku, Kettle and Kavak deny murder and two counts of kidnap and false imprisonment.Gordon denies murder and two counts of false imprisonment.


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Ulcay and Kavak deny preventing the course of justice.

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