Brutal murder: new witness

DETECTIVES investigating the brutal murder of a popular musician have identified a female shopper as a potential witness. The body of Ian Newtion from Fulham, was discovered in a subway in Greenford on March 22 this year. The father-of-one was on his wa

DETECTIVES investigating the brutal murder of a popular musician have identified a female shopper as a potential witness.

The body of Ian Newtion from Fulham, was discovered in a subway in Greenford on March 22 this year.

The father-of-one was on his way home from a party he had been singing at when he had his throat cut with broken bottle.

Investigating officers are appealing for a woman who was in the area at the time come forward.


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The potential witness bought a large hydrangea plant in the florist called 'Making Sense', inside Greenford Tube Station, at around 9am that morning.

She paid �17.50 for the plant which is believed to be a gift for her grandmother.

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She arrived and left the florist on a bicycle and is described as white, in her late teens, 5ft 5ins and of athletic build.

She has light-coloured hair which was tied in ponytail.

Det Chief Insp Lee Presland, who is leading the murder hunt, said: "It is important that we trace this person and speak to them and I would ask her to contact us.

"She is not in any trouble and any information she is able to give us would be strictly in confidence."

A �20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Mr Newtion's killers.

Barry Newtion, one of the victim's brother, said: "Someone must have seen something.

"No matter how little it is they need to come forward.

"I keep thinking about the horrific circumstances in which my brother died and it doesn't make sense. My brother had no enemies; he wasn't mixed up in any skulduggery. He was a hard working man.

"Until our last breath, we will search every nook and cranny, every stone has to be turned over to find out why and who did this.

"There is a dangerous person walking the streets who needs to be locked up."

Anyone with any information should contact the incident room on 020 8358 0400 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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