1eendAn EastEnders star whose teenage brother was stabbed to death in east London hours after celebrating his 19th birthday today issued an emotional plea for help in finding his killer.

Belinda Owusu, 27, spoke of her family’s pain after her brother Ziggy Worrell-Owusu died after being knifed in a row at a shisha club. He attended a friend’s 18th birthday party the night before which fell on the day of his own birthday.

Ms Owusu, who plays the character Libby Fox in the BBC TV soap, says her brother had gone to the Basement Shisha Lounge in Goodmayes with a group of friends. She said : “My brother went along with some friends to celebrate his birthday and this just happened. He was not involved in any fighting but we know there were lots of different groups of friends there and not everyone knew each other…

“We have a big family and everyone is changed. We just want to know what happened and why it happened so we can have some closure. I don’t know how someone can stay quiet and live with this for the rest of their life. We want to ask people who were there or who knows someone who was there to come forward to help with the investigation to help the police identify the person who did this.”