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Brent mother’s 10th year anniversary appeal to find her son’s killer

12:17 29 September 2016

Daniel Ross was shot dead in 2006

Daniel Ross was shot dead in 2006

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A grieving mother from Brent is calling for the community to break down the wall of silence that has protected her son’s killer for the last 10 years.

Daniel Ross as a schoolboy (Picture: Met Police)Daniel Ross as a schoolboy (Picture: Met Police)

Jean Ross has spent the last decade mourning for 22-year-old Daniel Ross, from Kilburn, who was shot dead in the middle of the Scala nightclub in King’s Cross on September 24, 2006.

The cold-blooded killer swaggered on to the dance floor, pulled the trigger before evading capture by blending in with the 1,000 clubbers who fled the packed venue at around 3.45am.

Despite the murder being carried out in front of hundreds of revellers the gunman is still a free man.

Mrs Ross told the Times: “Daniel’s killer has been walking the streets a free man for 10 years because the community is protecting him.

Jean Ross has been waiting 10 years for justice (Picture: Met Police)Jean Ross has been waiting 10 years for justice (Picture: Met Police)

“It’s time for the wall of silence to be broken down and for my family to get justice for Daniel.”

Police are offering a £20,000 reward for the capture of the young father’s killer and have made a television appeal on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme but to no avail.

In 2012, Mrs Ross published an appeal in Inside Time, a national newspaper for prisoners, but detectives are still no closer to find Mr Ross’s killer.

“People know something,” Mrs Ross said.

Daniel as a boy with his father Ivan (Picture: Met Police)Daniel as a boy with his father Ivan (Picture: Met Police)

“It has been an enormous struggle and it’s daunting to know the killer is still out there walking the streets.

“Daniel left behind two young children who have had to grow up without their father.

“The last 10 years has been the most painful and difficult years of my entire life and the lives of Daniel’s family.

“Not only did we lose Daniel but knowing that he was a victim of a violent crime has threatened our sense of safety in our community.

“If you know something you don’t have to give your name you can call Crimestoppers anonymously. No one will know it was you.

“No matter how insignificant the information you may have will seem to you it could be crucial to catching my son’s killer.

“Your evidence could be the catalyst to the arrest and conviction of the coward who cut short Daniel’s life.”

Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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