Police renew appeal for information on the murder of Sabrina Moss

Sabrina Moss

Sabrina Moss - Credit: Archant

As the family and friends of Sabrina Moss prepare to lay her to rest today, Friday, police continue to appeal for information and witnesses to come forward following the shooting in August.

On Saturday, August 24 police were called at 04:19hrs to reports of shots fired in the street in Kilburn High Road.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found mother-of-one Sabrina, 24 and her friend Sabrina Gachette also 24, suffering from gunshot injuries.

Both were taken to London hospitals and Sabrina Moss was pronounced dead later on Saturday morning.

A post-mortem examination held at Northwick Park Hospital Mortuary on August 25 gave cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest.

Sabrina Gachette has now been released from hospital but is still receiving medical treatment for the injuries inflicted during the attack.

Sabrina had been out that night celebrating her 24th birthday with friends. She had made her way to Kilburn and was standing outside Woody Grill in Kilburn High Road when she was shot.

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Two men and also received gunshot injuries and attended hospital.

They were later arrested in connection with the incident but later released without further action.

Detectives launched a murder investigation and a 22-year-old man was charged with the murder.

He remains in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey on November 19.

A week after the murder, Sabrina’s mother, father and sister gave an emotional appeal for information and released mobile phone footage of Sabrina enjoying an early birthday celebration with friends in the hope that someone would provide police with vital information that would assist with their investigation.

Police believe there may be others involved and they urgently require the help of the public to find those responsible.

Det Ch Insp Andy Partridge from the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “The tragic events of last month have left Sabrina’s mother, father, partner, siblings and friends completely devastated.

“Sabrina’s family especially are still coming to terms with the heartbreaking event that has led to her death and no family should have to mourn the loss of a much loved individual under these circumstances.

“Sabrina had just set up a new home with her partner and four-year-old son and he will now sadly grow up not knowing his mother.

“I’m asking people to find it within their conscience to speak up and help us with out inquiry.

“From the extensive enquiries that we have carried out we know that there were a number of people in Messina Avenue at the junction with Kilburn High Road shortly before the shooting and there is a possibility that they would have seen two men loitering close to some cars parked in Messina Avenue.

“The two males were wearing dark clothing and hooded tops, with one wearing a lighter coloured top than the other.

“I am appealing to anyone who remembers walking past these two people to come forward.

“You may not be aware of the significance of what you may have seen but let us decide whether the information you hold is key to this investigation.

“I am also urging anyone who was involved in the incident to hand themselves into the police whilst they have the opportunity. My team of dedicated officers are working tirelessly to seek those involved and those failing to give themselves up will be pursued until we have caught all those we believe are responsible.

“Likewise, I am also urging those who may be harbouring or assisting anyone caught up in this incident to come and speak to us, we will treat your information in the strictest of confidence”.