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[Victim: Jeffrey Wegbe]
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Two arrests in Jeffrey Wegbe murder investigation

Detectives have arrested two men in connection with the fatal shooting of Jeffrey Wegbe in Brent in August 2020.

The two men, [A] 27 and [B] 36, were arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody before later being released under investigation.

[A] was arrested on Monday, 20 September and [B] was arrested on Wednesday, 15 September.

Police were called on Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 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.

Detective Inspector James Howarth appealed for information from the public. He said:

“These arrests show that our investigation continues to make progress, despite the time that has passed since Jeffrey’s murder.

“We recently announced a £20,000 reward that is available for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the people responsible for Jeffrey’s murder. I would reiterate my appeal to all members of the community to help me bring Jeffrey’s killers to justice.

“Though time has passed our desire to catch the people responsible for the attack on Jeffrey remains undiminished as these recent arrests demonstrate."

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 the family, police and wider community for all their support.”

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.

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