Mur­der on drive­way – two more ar­rested

In­ves­ti­ga­tion leads to men al­ready in prison

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Goolis­tan Cooper goolis­tan.cooper@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

TWO more men have been ar­rested by po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mur­der of dad-of-three Red­wan El-Ghaidouni in Uxbridge.

The 39-year-old and 36-year-old were ar­rested at sep­a­rate pris­ons on Tues­day Septem­ber 13 and taken to cen­tral Lon­don po­lice sta­tions. They have since been bailed to a date in mid-De­cem­ber while in­ves­ti­ga­tions con­tinue.

Po­lice say both were in prison at the time Mr ElGhaidouni was shot as he sat in his car in the drive­way to his house in Vine Lane in Fe­bru­ary last year.

A £50,000 re­ward re­mains on of­fer for in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to the ar­rest and pros­e­cu­tion of the per­son or peo­ple re­spon­si­ble for the 38-year-old’s mur­der.

De­spite the lat­est ar­rests, po­lice are keen for more peo­ple with in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward. De­tec­tive Chief In­spec­tor Noel McHugh, of the Homi­cide and Ma­jor Crime Com­mand, said: “Ex­ten­sive en­quiries have been car­ried out

I would like to thank all those who have as­sisted us so far and I hope the large re­ward on of­fer will prompt any­one... to ap­proach us in con­fi­dence”

and we have made good in­roads into un­der­stand­ing the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing Red­wan’s mur­der.

“Our in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues and we are still very much en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to come for­ward.

“I would like to thank all those who have as­sisted us so far and I hope the large re­ward on of­fer will prompt any­one who has yet to do so to ap­proach us in con­fi­dence.”

Mr El-Ghaidouni was gunned down by a man who shot him sev­eral times at around 7pm on Fe­bru­ary 3, 2015, out­side the home he shared with his part­ner and three chil­dren.

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

He was wear­ing a dis­tinc­tive dark hooded top with a large logo on the front as well as dark bot­toms, dark gloves and dark shoes or train­ers.

CCTV also shows the sus­pect – again wear­ing the top with the large mo­tif – in Saunders Road on nu­mer­ous oc­ca­sions on Satur­day, Jan­uary 31 and Monday, Fe­bru­ary 2. It is thought these were failed at­tempts to shoot Red­wan.

Of­fi­cers are also still keen to hear from any­one who can iden­tify a man seen an hour be­fore Mr El-Ghaidouni was mur­dered, at about 6pm, stand­ing on the verge by a tele­graph pole at the junc­tion of St An­drews Road and Vine Lane.

DCI McHugh added: “As we’ve pre­vi­ously said, Red­wan did have a crim­i­nal past and had been linked to drug im­por­ta­tion.

“He had been re­leased from prison al­most seven months be­fore his death but he had been work­ing full-time at a car deal­er­ship and en­joy­ing be­ing a fam­ily man again.

“We con­tinue to look into his back­ground for an­swers about what hap­pened but what­ever the cir­cum­stances, his mur­der has left three young sons with­out a fa­ther and his long-term part­ner dev­as­tated.”

Four other peo­ple pre­vi­ously ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of con­spir­acy to mur­der have been bailed pend­ing fur­ther en­quires.

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion is asked to call the in­ci­dent room on 020 8785 8099 or call Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111 or get in touch via crimestop­pers-uk.org.

n VIC­TIM: Red­wan El-Ghaidouni had a crim­i­nal past but was work­ing at a reg­u­lar job when he was killed in Fe­bru­ary 2015

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