Hayes car shoot­ing: man charged with mur­der

27-YEAR-OLD SUS­PECTED OF KILLING HASHIM ALI AHMED

Ruislip & Eastcote & Northwood Gazette - - News -

A man has been charged with mur­der­ing Hashim Ab­dalla Ali in Hayes, three weeks af­ter he was shot.

Juski­ran Sidhu was ar­rested by Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice on Tues­day Oc­to­ber 30 at an ad­dress in Birm­ing­ham, and charged the fol­low­ing day with mur­der.

The 27-year-old was held in cus­tody ahead of an ap­pear­ance at Uxbridge Mag­is­trates’ court on Thurs­day Novem­ber 1.

The vic­tim, Hashim Ab­dalla Ali, was shot while sit­ting as a pas­sen­ger in a car in Cen­tral Av­enue just off Uxbridge Road and near the junc­tion with Ad­di­son Road, po­lice be­lieve.

Mo­ments later he was be­ing rushed to­wards Hilling­don Hospi­tal by the driver of the black Mercedes, which even­tu­ally struck some cars and pedes­tri­ans in West Dray­ton Road on Oc­to­ber 11.

The crash oc­curred just a few min­utes af­ter when po­lice be­lieve Hashim was shot, and po­lice found Hashim suf­fer­ing from a gun­shot wound in the ve­hi­cle.

The driver stopped at the scene and co­op­er­ated with po­lice, be­fore be­ing ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of dan­ger­ous driv­ing. He has been bailed to a date in early Novem­ber, po­lice said.

Hashim, a 22-year-old from Hayes, was de­scribed by a friend as “one in a mil­lion”.

Kam­rul Ud­din, 22, who de­scribed Hashim as his “best friend and brother”, said: “Hashim was one in a mil­lion, he was loved and a car­ing per­son, who al­ways had a smile on his face.

“He was a very smart kid, who loved his fam­ily, friends and foot­ball.

“It’s re­ally hard at the mo­ment for me. We were very young and al­ways happy.”

He added that Hashim went to univer­sity in Northamp­ton, where he stud­ied sports science.

Post­ing to Twit­ter on the day of his death, an­other friend wrote that Hashim was a “clean­hearted guy”.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Ricky Kan­dohla, who is in charge of neigh­bour­hoods polic­ing in Hilling­don as well as Eal­ing and Houn­slow, told Getwest­lon­don: “We have a high uni­formed pres­ence to en­sure lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties and busi­nesses are aware that we are there for them.

“These are rare in­ci­dents that we want to prevent and stop from hap­pen­ing. A fa­tal shoot­ing is very rare.

“At the mo­ment there isn’t any­thing in terms of com­mu­nity ten­sions, there is no in­crease in that.

“We have been li­ais­ing with com­mu­ni­ties by pro­vid­ing high vis­i­bil­ity as­sur­ance pa­trols from ded­i­cated ward of­fi­cers and Safer Neigh­bour­hood teams.”

Wit­nesses or any­one with in­for­ma­tion should con­tact po­lice on 020 8358 0300 or 101 quot­ing ref­er­ence 4434/11 Oc­to­ber or call Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

PHOTO: JAMES CAR­SON

Emer­gency ser­vices at the scene in West Dray­ton Road on Oc­to­ber 11

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