Josh Hanson murder: £10k reward for information leading to whereabouts of suspect Shane O’Brien

Police are offering a �10,000 reward leading to the whereabouts of Shane O'Brien

Police are offering a �10,000 reward leading to the whereabouts of Shane O'Brien - Credit: Archant

Detectives investigating the murder of a man from Kingsbury have put up a £10,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of a suspect.

Shane O’Brien, 27, is being hunted in connection with the unprovoked murder of Josh Hanson in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The 21-year-old was stabbed in the neck by man who walked up to him inside the RE bar in Eastcote at around 1.10am.

A national manhunt is on to find O’Brian, who lived in Ladbroke Grove but has links with the Ruislip area.

Detectives believe he could be hiding anywhere in the country.

DCI Noel McHugh, investigating officer, said: “We are very keen to speak to Shane O’Brien as part of our ongoing enquiries and we believe he could be anywhere in the UK.

“I would appeal directly to O’Brien to contact us, or ask that anyone who has seen him or who knows where he is to contact us as well. I do believe someone out there will know where he is.

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“A substantial reward is now on offer to anyone with information that leads to O’Brien’s arrest and prosecution and we hope this will encourage someone to come forward.”

Renewing his appeal for people who were in the bar to come forward he added: “We have had a positive response to our appeal but are still appealing to anyone who was in the RE bar between midnight and the time of the incident and has not yet contacted us to get in touch.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call the incident room on 020 8785 8099 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.