Mum renews appeal after Oliver Tetlow murder in Harlesden

PUBLISHED: 18:27 30 May 2017 | UPDATED: 18:27 30 May 2017

The mother of Oliver Tetlow, who was shot dead in Harlesden last year, has renewed her appeal for help catching his killers.

The mother of Oliver Tetlow, who was shot dead in Harlesden last year, has renewed her appeal for help catching his killers.


The mother of a man believed to have been killed in a case of mistaken identity has renewed her appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Pamela Humphrey’s 27-year-old son Oliver Tetlow died at the scene after being gunned down in Church Road, Harlesden on March 16 last year.

In January the four men who stood trial for his murder were acquitted at the Old Bailey.

The verdicts prompted Pamela to repeat her original plea and question the £10,000 put up as a reward leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible, claiming it would not be enough to appeal to those with information.

In an emotional plea to the parents of those who killed her son, the 48-year-old urged them to come forward: “They must have heard of it,” she said. “They should not be afraid. They have to think if it was their own child. I don’t understand why people aren’t talking.

“Nobody will take £10,000. It’s not enough.I want it to be £20,000. It’s the only way I can get justice for my son. They need to up the money so my son can get rest,” she added.

Speaking about how the family have coped since Oliver was killed, Pamela explained how her two daughters – who she did not want to name – have been devestated by the loss of their older brother.

“They’re mashed up. They can’t live. They say they can hear him sometimes. They’re mostly crying.”

Pamela also spoke of the pain she feels when she passes Church Road: “It still feels as if it were yesterday. There’s been no justice. I’m angry when I go there. What right have these people got to shoot my son?”

Detectives believe Oliver was shot by a man who fled in a vehicle in the direction of Harlesden town centre, but the murder weapon, thought to be a machine gun brought to London from Manchester, has yet to be recovered.

DCI Mark Lawson said: “This is very much still a live investigation, and despite the recent acquittal of the four men we continue to explore new lines of inquiry.

“Allegiances can change rapidly in a year and I am very keen to hear from anyone who for whatever reason didn’t speak to us at the time of the murder,” he added.

In a statement Crimestoppers, who offered the reward, said: “As a charity with limited resources, £10k is the highest reward we offer. Whilst financial rewards help prompt some people, only a small minority take up the reward.

“This shows that most people are not motivated by money, but contact us because it’s the right thing to do.”

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