Harlesden man shot dead in Luton

PUBLISHED: 17:17 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:05 11 April 2013

Paul Foster AKA Shinehead

Paul Foster AKA Shinehead


Paul Foster AKA Shinehead was gunned down at midnight

A man originally from Brent has been gunned down in Bedfordshire.

Paul Foster, who was known as ‘Shinehead’, was shot in the chest in Luton at around midnight and rushed to hospital where he died shortly after arrival.

Mr Foster grew up in Harlesden and is believed to have moved away around 10 years ago.

Detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, who have launched a murder hunt, believe Mr Foster was injured during an incident which happened earlier outside a house in Brunel Road and are appealing for further information from the public.

A white transit style van was seen speeding from the Brunel Road area and officers are keen to trace anyone who saw the van in the area.

A silver BMW and silver Vauxhall Corsa were also found abandoned in the area near the hospital and both these vehicles have been recovered for further examination as officers believe they may be connected to this inquiry.

Detective Supt Jeff Hill, Head of the Major Crime Unit, is leading the murder hunt.

He said: “We will not be drawn in to speculating as to the reasons behind why this man was shot and I would take this opportunity to urge members of the community to come forward and speak with officers to help catch those responsible.”

He added: “We will not tolerate gun crime within our communities and officers will not leave any stone unturned in the pursuit of those responsible for this man’s death. We believe the key to finding out exactly what happened and why can be found within the community itself.”

Anyone with information are urged to contact the incident room, in confidence on 01707 355959, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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