Detectives investigating the murder of a father from Hillingdon have made an arrest in connection with their investigation and reiterated their wish to track down the man in this e-fit.
It comes as police continue to appeal for information into the killing of Redwan El-Ghaidouni, four months after he was shot dead.
On Tuesday (June 16) evening officers arrested a 34-year-old man from Uxbridge on suspicion perverting the course of justice. He was taken into custody at a west London police station where he remains at this time, and searches of premises by detectives are ongoing.
Four months following the murder, detectives are continuing their appeals for help and information to find his killer.
The 38-year-old was gunned down as he sat in the driver’s seat of his parked car on the driveway of the home he shared with his partner and three children in Vine Lane just before 7pm on February 3.
A £50,000 reward remains on offer for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the murder.
Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, who is leading the investigation the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “We are making good progress but we continue to appeal for help and information.
“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.”
He hoped the cash reward would result in leads and added: “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.”
Officers are still asking for the public’s help to identify a man who was seen an hour before Redwan was murdered, at about 6pm, standing on the verge by a telegraph pole at the junction of St Andrews Road and Vine Lane, opposite the victim’s house.
Police have re-issued an e-fit of him, and say his sighting may be significant as he was seen standing opposite the alleyway detectives know the gunman used to escape. They hope he may have crucial information.
The murder victim was shot eight times through the car window as he pulled out of his driveway. The gunman was wearing a distinctive dark hooded top, with a large motif on the front, dark bottoms, dark gloves and dark shoes or trainers.
He 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.
DCI McHugh added: “This murder took planning and I believe the gunman would have made previous trips to recce Redwan’s street. Did anyone see the same man hanging round, either on foot or in a car, in the weeks or days leading up to the murder? If you did, I would urge you to get in touch with my team.
“Redwan left work on the day he was murdered at around 17:20hrs, normally his journey would take about 30 minutes but on that Tuesday he didn’t get home until just before 19:00hrs. We are still piecing together what he was doing during the course of that hour.
“We have traced Redwan to the general area of Hillingdon Hospital at about 18:30hrs but as yet cannot find a reason why. If you met him that night, saw or spoke to him on the phone then please let us know.”
Anyone with any information can call the incident room on 020 8785 8099, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org