Police still searching for father’s assassin
Detectives urge witnesses to come forward
SIX months after a father-of-three was gunned down outside his Uxbridge home, police continue to hunt for his killer.
A murder investigation was launched by the Metropolitan Police on February 3 after a man was found in Vine Lane suffering from gun shot wounds.
The 38-year-old victim – later named as Redwan El-Ghaidouni – was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 8pm.
Speaking exclusively to the Gazette’s sister website, getwestlondon, investigating officer DCI Noel McHugh, from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “Six months on from Redwan’s murder, the investigation to find his killer (or killers) is as active as it was on day one, and we remain committed to bringing whoever is responsible to justice.
“I have said before and reiterate again today, that there are people out there who know who did this and they need to come forward and speak to us.
“Redwan had been linked to criminality in the past. I am sure his murder remains widely talked about in criminal circles – I urge those in the know to speak to us in the strictest confidence.”
In the days following the shooting, police said they believed it was a “targeted attack”.
Neighbours said they heard the shots – which sounded “like fireworks” – and saw the emergency services arrive at the scene.
Local people spoke of their shock that something so sinister had happened on their doorstep, with one saying: “It’s a very quiet area normally. Nothing like this has ever happened before.”
The victim lived in Vine Lane with his partner and family.
Officers said the victim had been inside his parked car, on the driveway of his home, when he was approached by a lone male suspect who fired a number of shots into the vehicle before making off on foot.
Appealing for information from the public, police said they were investigating the possibility that the shooting was connected to Mr El-Ghaidouni’s past. DCI McHugh said: “He was linked to criminality and had recently served a sentence for drug importation. Did someone have a grievance against him drugs or criminality?”
In June, detectives released an e-fit of a man seen near Mr ElGhaidouni’s home shortly before he was shot and killed. Police offered a £50,000 reward for information to bring the killer to justice.
Mr El-Ghaidouni’s partner, Samantha Tait, also appealed for information. She said: “It feels like a nightmare.
“The police have been working tirelessly around the clock, but they need your help, for all his family and his children’s sake make that call. We desperately seek the truth and to obtain justice for Redwan.” related to
n Far left, Redwan El-Ghaidouni who was murdered outside his home. Above, the e-fit of a man seen in the area before he was g gunned down in his driveway