Wembley man charged in connection with Rico Gordon murder in Bristol

Notting Hill victim was gunned down outside a pub

A Wembley man has been charged in connection with the murder of a 21-year-old in Bristol.

Sean Youngsam, 25, of Brentvale Avenue, and Taffari Adams, 28, from Notting Hill, are accused of assisting offenders following the death of Rico Gordon.

Both men have been bailed ending further enquires.

Mr Gordon, from Notting Hill, died after he was shot dead outside a pub after attending a carnival in the St Paul’s area on July 3 last year.


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Shakah Anderson, formerly of Harlesden and now from Luton, has been charged with Mr Gordon’s murder and Rickel Adams, of Janson Close, Neasden, is accused of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and two counts of attempted murder.

Anderson and Adams are due to appear before Bristol Crown Court tomorrow (Friday) for a plea and case management hearing.

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On Tuesday, detectives from Avon and Somerset Police released new images of a van captured near the scene in a renewed appeal for witnesses to come forward.

The vehicle is parked close to where Mr Gordon died and is seen driving away after several shots rang out.

Detective Superintendent Sue Scott, who is working closely with Operation Trident, the Met’s specialist team that investigates gun crime in London, has spoken to around 1,000 people so far and is keen to speak to anyone who was in the white van.

She said: “We know the area was very busy at the time due to parties taking place following the carnival.

“We believe there are still a number of witnesses or people with valuable information we have not yet spoken to.

“Rico Gordon lost his life needlessly and we are committed to bringing those responsible for his death to justice.”

Anyone with any information can contact the incident room on 0845 45 67000 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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