£10,000 reward offered for information into Mohanna Abdhou murder

Tuesday, 13th June 2017 — By Alina Polianskaya

Mohanna murder CCTV

CCTV images of the masked men in Shirland Mews

A REWARD of £10,000 is being offered for help solving the shotgun murder of an innocent young woman. Detectives investigating the shooting of Mohanna Abdhou in Malvern Road, south Kilburn, say they are “certain that people in the local community know who has committed the horrific attack”.

CCTV shows two masked men cycling along Malvern Place and Malvern Road, just before 9pm on May 26 when the attack took place, and heading off afterwards down Shirland Mews and Fernhead Road.

DCI Andy Partridge told Westminster Extra: “The people who have carried out this horrible callous attack, there is a reasonable chance in my experience that they would have spoken to someone or said something that gives a suspicion to them being involved. I think there are people who do know about it. This is a young woman who had been shot dead… search your conscience, do the right thing and tell the police.”

DCI Partridge said the police had a lot of information about what was happening outside Dickens House and Blake Court but still needed someone to name the suspects. Asked whether they were considering if the killing was linked with gang activity in the area, he said: “In any homicide, we look at anything that has taken place beforehand to see if that gives us a clue as to why it took place. We look at all the background features.”

Questioned what they can do to identify masked suspects, he said: “The question is how long were their faces covered for? Was it five or 10 minutes before the attack, or were they captured on CCTV earlier in the day without their faces covered?”

He said there was currently no evidence to suggest that Mohanna had been the intended target, but as there was a large crowd of people outside at the time, it was more likely that the attack was aimed at the group as a whole.

Mohanna Abdhou was shot dead on May 26

In a statement, he added: “I would like to take this opportunity to specifically appeal to those who are harbouring the individuals responsible – those mothers, those sisters, those girlfriends – if you have the slightest indication that your loved one may have been involved now is the time to say something. Mohanna’s family deserve answers and that will only happen if the local community tells us who carried out this attack.”

He added: “Valuable information has been passed to us but we are certain that people in the local community know who has committed this horrific attack.”

The attackers had their faces covered and wore dark clothing. They are described as slim to medium build. A 19 and a 20-year-old man were arrested in west London on suspicion of murder last Wednesday. Both have been bailed pending further enquiries. Another man, 21, had been arrested at the scene on the night of the shooting but he was released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8358 0300 or via Twitter @MetCC. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org

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