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Murder: Police offers £20,000 reward for information on the killers of Jeffrey Wegbe in London

Victim: Jeffrey Wegbe

London – Metropolitan Police has announced a whopping £20,000 reward for anyone who can provide police with information leading to the conviction of Jeffrey Wegbe’s killers.

Last year, Jeffrey Wegbe was fatally shot in Brent.

A team of detectives believe the answer to Jeffrey’s murder could lie within the community and are urging people who can help them to make contact.

Appealing in a social media video, Detective Inspector James Howarth, Specialist Crime, said, “At 00:20hrs on Wednesday, 12 August 2020, Jeffrey was pursued by the occupants of a Silver Jaguar XF Estate who fatally shot him at his home address in Brent. He was just 26 years old. I know the vehicle circled the area before they found and attacked Jeffrey, in the most cowardly way”.

He added: “Though time has passed, our determination to catch the people who brutally attacked Jeffrey remains undiminished.”

Police were called on Wednesday, 12 August 2020, police were called to reports of a shooting in Hansel Road, NW6, at 00:20hrs.

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found Jeffrey with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination later gave cause of death as a gunshot wound.

Jeffrey’s family said in a heartfelt statement: “Our beloved Jeffrey was killed on that Wednesday morning in what can only be described as a senseless violent attack. Understandably, we are distraught by the news and ask that you keep us all in your thoughts and prayers. We would also like to say a huge thank you to our family, the police and wider community for all their support.”

DI Howarth added: “Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, as you may hold a significant piece of information that could help our investigation and get justice for Jeffrey and his family. Silence only protects violent criminals, who rely on it to continue causing bloodshed and misery in our communities.

“I believe someone in the local community has information about Jeffrey’s murder that could be crucial. All I need is for you to share it. Please do the right thing and work with us to take the people involved in serious violent crime off the streets and put them in jail.”

Anyone with information should call the Incident Room on 0208 358 0300, quoting Operational Shadwell.

Alternatively tweet @MetCC or call 101 ref CAD 140/12Aug2020.

Information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting crimestoppers-uk.org- though anyone choosing this method should be mindful that they would not be eligible for the £20,000 reward on offer from police.