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Uxbridge shooting: CCTV images released of potential suspect

Redwan El-Ghaidouni Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Redwan El-Ghaidouni was sitting in his car on the driveway of his home when he was shot

CCTV images of a potential suspect, wanted in connection with the murder of a man shot dead on the driveway of his home, have been issued by police.

Redwan El-Ghaidouni, 38, from west London, was approached by a man who fired a number of shots into his car before running off, police said.

The murder happened on Vine Lane, Uxbridge, on the evening of 3 February.

Officers have also confirmed the victim had served a prison sentence for importing drugs.

Image copyright Met Police
Image caption The suspect was filmed heading towards Dowding Road

Investigating officer, Det Ch Insp Noel McHugh, said: "We do believe this was a targeted attack and part of our inquiries are focussed on Mr El-Ghaidouni's past.

"He was linked to criminality and had recently served a sentence for drug importation. Did someone have a grievance against him related to drugs or other criminality?

"This was a brutal murder which was clearly well-planned and I'm sure there are several people out there who know why Mr El-Ghaidouni was killed."

'Executed'

After the shooting, the suspect ran through an alleyway leading to Saunders Road, before heading towards Dowding Road.

He was wearing a hooded top, bottoms, dark gloves and dark shoes or trainers.

"It seems unlikely the suspect was acting entirely alone - perhaps you saw more than one person hanging around the area," said Det Ch Insp McHugh.

Speaking on behalf of the family, Mr El-Ghaidouni's partner, Samantha Taitt, said: "I was expecting my beloved Redwan to return home from work to look after our three children.

"As he arrived home he was executed and he never stood a chance.

"Our three young children will now grow up without their loving father. His mother, father and siblings are left without a son and brother."

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