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AFRICAN ECHO NEWS

BLUE WATCH

A special Column for community and Police issues.

WITNESS APPEALS

ROBBERY


OFFICERS from the Flying Squad are appealing for witnesses and information following a robbery in Haringey.

The incident happened at approx 13.30 on 6.01.06 in Fortis Green Rd, Muswell Hill, N10.

A Securitas van was parked outside Sainsbury's making a collection from inside the premises. As the guard went to place the cash box into the security hatch of the van he was pushed by two men and they grabbed the cash box.

The two men got into a waiting silver Audi A3 driven by a third accomplice.

The car made off along Muswell Hill Rd and into Grand Avenue. The suspects are described as black, aged between 20 years to 25 years, all wearing dark clothing.

No weapon was seen Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Flying Squad on 020 8358 1751,or to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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MISSING 41 YEAR OLD

WE are appealing for help in tracing a missing 41 yr old man from Plumstead, SE18.

Following a medical assessment on Alfred Rogers, on or before 5/1/07, it has been discovered that Alfred requires life saving medical attention.

We are concerned for his welfare because he hasn't been since he visited his Doctor's surgery in Woolwich on or before Friday 05/01/07.

Alfred is African Caribbean, originally from Sierra Leone and is described as of thin build, with brown eyes and as he has been feeling very unwell he looks frail.

If you have seen Alfred or know of his whereabouts or have any information please contact the control room at Plumstead police station on 020 8284 7710 Facility requests considered.

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ELBOW ROOMS SHOOTING

POLICE reiterate their appeal for anyone who was at the Elbow Rooms Club in Chapel Market Islington on New Years Eve as a fourth victim comes forward.

Police were called at 02:12 on 1/1/07 to reports of shots fired in the Elbow Rooms club in Chapel Market, Islington.

The London Ambulance service attended and a 21- yr-old man [Victim 1] was taken to an east London hospital suffering a number of gunshot wounds. His condition is described as critical.

A 23-yr-old woman [Victim 2] was taken to a central London hospital suffering a gunshot wound to her leg. She remains in hospital in a stable condition.

A short time later another man aged 22 ys [Victim 3] presented himself at a north London hospital suffering a gunshot wound.

He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

A fourth man aged 25 yrold man (victim 4) contacted the police yesterday (03/01/07) he had suffered a gun shot wound to the leg and had been treated at a north west London hospital and is now at home.

It is believed the shots were fired on the dance floor of the venue following a disturbance.

Two men [A/B] and a woman [C] were arrested near the scene in connection with the incident and taken to separate north London police stations, they have since been bailed to the week beginning the 15/1 pending further enquiries.

DI Simon Stancombe of Operation Trident said: "A fourth victim has now come forward, we don't believe there are any further victims but we have not ruled it out.

"We know that the club was at full capacity at the time of this incident, we do have details of those who attended.

"We are particularly keen to be contacted by anyone who had cameras or camera phones in the club and have any pictures from within the club from that night.

I have no doubt there are key witnesses out there and I am appealing to them to come forward so that those responsible for these crimes can be put before the courts."

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact the incident room at West Hendon on 0208 733 4766 Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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