Maida Vale shooting: Police release CCTV of vehicle in bid to find killer

Scotland Yard is offering a £20,000 reward for information which solves the murder of 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegbe.

Detectives have released footage of a car which is believed to be involved in the shooting of a 26-year-old man in Maida Vale.

Heartless thugs chased Jeffrey Wegbe and gunned him down in his house just over a year ago.

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Now Scotland Yard has released footage of the suspects’ car, and is offering a £20,000 reward for information which convicts Jeffrey’s killers.

The silver Jaguar XF Estate which police says is the car which the killers were driving. Credit: Met Police

The CCTV shows a Silver Jaguar XF Estate circling the estate by Jeffrey’s home in Hansel Road, Maida Vale, Brent, on August 12 last year.

Officers believe this was the killers, who pursued Jeffrey to his house and shot him to death.

Detectives believe that someone in the local community has crucial knowledge that could lead to the conviction of the murderers.

In a new social media video appeal, the Metropolitan Police is asking anyone who can provide information in relation to Jeffrey’s murder to get in touch.

Det Insp James Howarth, Specialist Crime, said, “At 00:20am 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.

"Though time has passed, our determination to catch the people who brutally attacked Jeffrey remains undiminished."

Jeffrey Wegbe with a relative. Credit: Met Police

On August 12 last year, police were called to reports of a shooting in Hansel Road just after midnight.

Officers found Wegbe with a gunshot wound to the chest.

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

A postmortem examination later gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound.

Jeffrey and his family at a wedding. Credit: Met Police

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.”

Det Insp 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, or tweet @MetCC or call 101 ref CAD 140/12Aug2020.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11, though anyone choosing this method should be mindful that they would not be eligible for the £20,000 reward on offer from police.