Appeal for help in murder case
Parents of victim appear on BBC’s Crimewatch
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