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Hunt for suspect in Zafer Eren murder in Southgate

Jamie Marsh-Smith
Image caption Police want to trace Jamie Marsh-Smith

A man is being sought by police over a fatal shooting in north London.

Zafer Eren, 34, was shot dead in Fontaine Court, opposite The Meadway in Southgate, on 18 April.

Police want to speak to Jamie Marsh-Smith about the fatal shooting. A £30,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the killer has also been offered.

A man, 32, from West Hampstead has been held on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and assisting an offender.

He remains in police custody.

'Allegiances shift'

Detectives are also looking into whether two other shootings in north London - in Tottenham on 22 April and on 30 December in Lower Edmonton - are linked to the murder.

Image caption Zafer Eren was shot on the street near his home in Southgate

Mr Marsh-Smith, 22, is believed to have links to Tottenham, Hackney, Camden and Kilburn.

Det Ch Insp Noel McHugh said: "Today we need the public to help us trace Jamie Marsh-Smith. We are keen to speak to him in connection with the murder of Zafer Eren.

"We know that allegiances shift over time and now, months on from Zafer's murder, people may have the confidence to talk to us.

"A £30,000 reward is available for information that helps us arrest and convict those responsible for Zafer's death."

Appealing for information, Mr Eren's wife Nuriye Cetin said: "On 18 April 2013 I lost my partner and my daughter, who was only 27 days old, lost her father. Our suffering will never end.

"And for what - what gets achieved through this mindless violence?

"I plead to anyone who has information regarding the murder of my husband to contact police. Somebody knows where Jamie Marsh-Smith is, make that call and make a positive difference to our society."

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