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CCTV appeal following attempted murder in Plaistow

News   •   Nov 15, 2017 06:01 GMT

Image: Haroon Hussain

Dramatic CCTV footage of two suspects arriving, shooting a father of two before fleeing in Plaistow, E13 has been released today, Wednesday, 15 November.

The Met Police is offering a reward of £20,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for the attempted murder of a 32-year-old Haroon Hussain in Newham last year.

Haroon has been left with life-changing injuries after being shot with the semi-automatic weapon.

Police and London Ambulance Service were called to the incident in Beatrice Close at 23:17hrs on Thursday, 9 June, 2016.

Haroon was found collapsed and taken to an east London hospital suffering multiple gunshot injuries. He survived, but is never expected to make a full recovery. Haroon now has trouble walking, suffers from epileptic fits, short-term memory loss and can't use his right hand properly.

Trident officers investigating the attack believe more than a dozen shots were fired from a semi-automatic weapon on the night in question.

Detectives believe that when Haroon exited his flat in Beatrice Close he was confronted by two hooded males who been lying in wait in a motor vehicle nearby.

His wife was one of the first on the scene and found him lying on the street.

Detective Sergeant Nick Hamer said: "I am hoping this significant reward will prompt someone to come forward with information that will assist in helping us to identify the suspects for this attempted murder. It is a miracle Mr Hussain survived his injuries and it is vitall the men who attacked him are apprehended.

"The use of semi-automatic weapons like this on the streets of London is still rare, but makes it is all the more important we also recover this weapon and remove it from the streets.

"Mr Hussain is a local businessman with a young family and a clear motive for the attack on him has never been established.

"The effects on him have been traumatic both physically and psychologically. In addition this has had a profound effect on his family. They have had to move out of their home address due to this incident.

"The shooting happened over a year ago now but I am hoping that someone will come forward who has information. If anyone who saw anything suspicious in the Plaistow area on Thursday 9th June 2016, please contact us as soon as possible."

Anyone with information should call Trident officers on 0208 2177382, or on twitter @MetCC. To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.