Josh Hanson murder: Appeal to find suspect Shane O’Brien on BBC1’s Crimewatch tonight

Josh Hanson was stabbed to death on October 11

Josh Hanson was stabbed to death on October 11 - Credit: Archant

Detectives investigating the murder of a man from Kingsbury will make a television appeal this evening for information leading to the whereabouts of a suspect.

Tracey and Brook Hanson are appealling for information

Tracey and Brook Hanson are appealling for information - Credit: Archant

Josh Hanson died after he was stabbed in the neck inside the RE Bar in Eastcote in the early hours of October 11.

The 21-year-old was knifed by man who walked up to him as he stood with his partner and friends in a ‘motiveless and unprovoked’ attack.

His murder will feature on BBC1’s Crimewatch programme in the hunt to find 27-year-old suspect Shane O’Brien.

O’Brien lived in Ladbroke Grove but has links with the Ruislip area.

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


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Detectives believe he could be hiding anywhere in the country and are offering a £10,000 reward for information leading to where he is hiding.

Mr Hanson’s mother Tracey and sister Brooke have previously made a video appeal for information leading to O’Brien’s whereabouts.

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His mother said: “Be brave like us.

“We have to be brave every single day to help catch the person that did this.”

His sister added: “We just want anyone to come forward. Please don’t be scared because it will help us and it would help everyone around us.

“We just want to give Josh what he deserves and that’s justice.”

DCI Noel McHugh, investigating officer, said: “I do believe someone out there will know where he is.”

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

Crimewatch is on BBC1 tonight at 9pm.

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