Josh Hanson murder: New rules for Eastcote bar where Kingsbury man was stabbed to death

Josh Hanson, left, was murdered inside the RE Bar in Eastcote

Josh Hanson, left, was murdered inside the RE Bar in Eastcote - Credit: Archant

A bar where a man from Kingsbury was murdered in a ‘motiveless and unprovoked’ attack has had permanent rules imposed on its licence.

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

Josh Hanson, 21, was stabbed in the neck inside the RE Bar in Eastcote in the early hours of October 11.

Detectives are offering a £10,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of suspect 27-year-old Shane O’Brien.

Last week, Hillingdon Council conducted a full review into the venues licence after previously imposing temporary rules.

Under the new terms of the premises licence it must:


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• Employ two bouncers every Friday, Saturday and on any ‘special event’ nights from 8pm until close.

• Refuse new customers after midnight on Fridays, Saturdays and any ‘special event’ nights – readmittance is allowed.

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• Search all customers’ bags and use a weapons wand before allowing entry.

• Record all activity at the venue’s entrance using CCTV cameras.

• Capture the images of all customers as they enter the venue.

• Agree a plan with the police on how to store and dispose of any illegal drugs, weapons and other banned items that have been confiscated from customers.

• Regularly train staff in regards to their new policy.

The hunt for O’Brien featured on BBC1’s Crimewatch programme yesterday evening.

The programme revealed for the first time that the wanted man is also known as ‘Troy’ and has a distinctive tattoo spelling out ‘Shannon’ on his back.

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

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