Ap­peal for help in mur­der case

Par­ents of vic­tim ap­pear on BBC’s Crime­watch

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by DETECTIVESin­ves­ti­gat­ing the mur­der of Hilling­don fa­ther-of-three Red­wan El-Ghaidouni have ap­pealed for help on the BBC’s Crime­watch.

Mr El-Ghaidouni, 38, was killed on his drive­way in Vine Lane more than nine months ago, lead­ing po­lice to of­fer a £50,000 re­ward for in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to the ar­rest and pros­e­cu­tion of those re­spon­si­ble.

On Mon­day (Novem­ber 16) DCI Noel McHugh, of the Homi­cide and Ma­jor Crime Com­mand, went be­fore TV cam­eras along­side Mr ElGhaidouni’s par­ents, Mokhtar and Fa­tima ElGhaidouni, who also ap­pealed for any­one who can help to come for­ward.

Mr El-Ghaidouni was shot as he sat in the driver’s seat of his car on the drive­way of the home he shared with his part­ner and three chil­dren just be­fore 7pm on Fe­bru­ary 3.

Af­ter he pulled into his drive­way from work at a car deal­er­ship, he was ap­proached by a man who shot him mul­ti­ple times through the car win­dow.

The sus­pect ran off through an al­ley­way that leads to Saunders Road. He turned the cor­ner where he was caught on one CCTV cam­era be­fore run­ning in the di­rec­tion of Dowd­ing Road.

The man was wear­ing a dis­tinc­tive dark hooded top with a large mo­tif on the front, dark bot­toms, dark gloves and dark shoes or train­ers.

An e-fit im­age has been re­leased of a man seen an hour be­fore Mr ElGhaidouni was mur­dered, at about 6pm, stand­ing on the verge by a tele­graph pole at the junc­tion of St An­drews Road and Vine Lane, op­po­site Mr ElGhaidouni’s house.

DCI McHugh said: “We are making good progress and con­tinue to fol­low up a num­ber of lines of en­quiry but we need the pub­lic’s help to iden­tify the man who shot Red­wan. Red­wan had been linked to crim­i­nal­ity and drug im­por­ta­tion in the past. I am sure his mur­der re­mains widely talked about in crim­i­nal cir­cles and I would urge any­one with in­for­ma­tion to ap­proach us in the strictest con­fi­dence.

“There is a lot of money avail­able for those who can help us and I hope this may en­cour­age some­one to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion to take our enquiries fur­ther for­ward.

“This was clearly a well- planned mur­der and it is likely the gunman would have had help. If you were in­volved on the pe­riph­ery of this bru­tal crime please come and speak to us or Crimes­top­pers anony­mously.”

BBC Crime­watch aired on Mon­day. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call the in­ci­dent room on 020 8785 8099 or Crimes­top­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestop­per­suk.org.

Since mur­der, 34-year-old Mar­wais Kakar, of Great Field Drive, Uxbridge, was sen­tenced at Isle­worth

the Crown Court on Mon­day 10 Au­gust to six months’ im­pris­on­ment, sus­pended for two years, for pro­vid­ing false in­for­ma­tion to de­tec­tives in­ves­ti­gat­ing Mr ElGhaidouni’s mur­der.

n IN­VES­TI­GA­TION: Top right, the e-fit of a man seen near the home of Red­wan El-Ghaidouni, right, shortly be­fore he was gunned down in his drive­way. Above, the scene of the mur­der

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