Daniel Smith’s mother appeals to killers to come forward
Mother of murdered electrican says she feels cheated by those shielding killers
THE mother of a young electrician murdered last year has renewed her appeal for information to identify his killers.
Daniel Smith was shot dead in what police believe was a case of mistaken identity as he picked up a take away for his family in Harrow Road, Maida Hill, in May of last year.
The police have so far failed to find those responsible and on Saturday Daniel’s mother, Winnie, appealed to the community for someone to come forward at an anti-gun and knife crime event at Maida Hill market in Harrow Road.
A new leaflet appealing for information will be handed out in the area and at schools in Brent and Westminster from today (Monday).
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It features an emotional tribute and plea from his mother and asks, ‘why didn’t the people who killed him just aspire to be like Daniel, they would then be known as men. My son was amazing. We still feel cheated by the people who are shielding his killers’.
The police officer investigating the crime said the appeal is aimed at those who were in the area at the time of the shooting but have not come forward and those who are in contact with the killers.
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Detective Chief Inspector John Crossley, from Trident, said: “Harrow Road is a busy main road and there must be people who were there at the time and have not yet spoken to us – we would very much like them to come forward.
“We also believe that the people responsible live locally and have been talking about this crime.
“If you are someone who is aware of this, and you have not approached us due to fear or misplaced loyalty, I would appeal to you to contact police.”
*Anyone with information should call the incident room number on 0208 733 4212, mobile number 07824 548341, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.