Funeral of Harlesden man shot dead in Luton to take place today

Paul Foster AKA Shinehead

Paul Foster AKA Shinehead - Credit: Archant

Paul Foster, who was known as Shinehead, was killed on April 9

The funeral of a Harlesden man who was shot dead last month will take place near his home town in Bedfordshire today.

Paul Foster, 46, who was known as ‘Shinehead’, was gunned down in the Lewsey Farm Estate in Luton, in the early hours of April 9.

The married father-of-three was a well known figure in Brent who moved to Luton 10 years ago.

Mr Foster become a born again Christian and was a regular worshipper at Word of Faith International Christian Centre UK.


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Detectives from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit who are investigating his murder believe he was shot dead as part of a criminal feud.

Bedfordshire Police are warning motorists of potential traffic delays when Mr Foster’s funeral, which includes a horse drawn procession, takes place.

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Superintendent David Boyle, based at Luton Police Station, said: “My message to motorists and the general public is to ask for their understanding and forbearance at this sad time.”

Two men aged 21 and 24, both from Luton, arrested in connection with Mr Foster’s murder have been bailed to return to a police station at a later date.

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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