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UPDATE: Man arrested for 1985 murder in Edgware

News   •   Aug 03, 2018 21:34 BST

A 77-year-old man arrested on Thursday, 2 August in connection with the investigation into the murder of Gerard Hoarau in Edgware in 1985 has today Friday, 3 August been released under investigation.

The man was arrested by officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command at an address in Antrim, Northern Ireland on suspicion of Conspiracy to Murder.

The arrest was carried out with support from colleagues in Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI).

On 29 November 1985, Mr Hoarau was shot a number of times with a Sterling sub-machine gun while he was on the doorstep of his home on Greencourt Avenue.

Detectives previously arrested a number of individuals in connection with the investigation but no-one was charged with murder. Three people were convicted in 1986 for perverting the course of justice in relation to the investigation.

A review of the investigation was initiated in 2016 from which fresh lines of enquiry were established, leading to today’s arrest.

The man arrested today has not been previously arrested as part of this investigation.

Anyone with information in relation to the murder of Mr Hoarau should contact the investigation team at Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.