Queen’s Park: Seven arrested over Daniel Smith murder

Seven men have been arrested for the murder of Daniel Smith, who was gunned down outside a KFC takeway shop. Daniel Smith, from Queen s park, was shot as he walked out of a takeaway shop in Harrow Road, Paddington, in the early hours of the morning on Sat

Seven men have been arrested for the murder of Daniel Smith, who was gunned down outside a KFC takeway shop.

Daniel Smith, from Queen's park, was shot as he walked out of a takeaway shop in Harrow Road, Paddington, in the early hours of the morning on Saturday, May 22.

The 22-year-old, who had been picking up dinner for his family when he was shot, died at the scene.

Mr Smith, who worked as an electrician in Paddington, has been described by the police as a good, hard working young man who was never in trouble with the law.


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officers believe he may have been gunned down in a tragic case of mistaken identity.

DCI John Crossely from Operation Trident, the Met's specialist team that investigates gun crime in London, is leading the hunt for Mr Smith's killer.

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He previously told the Times he could find no motive to why anyone would want to kill Mr Smith, he added: "Daniel has no criminal connections.

"He is a good clean-living working guy who was simply picking up a takeaway for his family when he was killed."

DI Mark Brookes, from the inquiry team, said: "We believe this is likely to be gang-related and was a case of mistaken identity."

The seven men, one of whom is from South Kilburn, have all been bailed to return to a police station later in the year.

While the arrests mark a step forward in the hunt for Daniel's killers, detectives are still urging anyone with information about the killing to come forward, and have offered a reward of up to �20,000 for information leading to an arrest and prosecution.

Police have released CCTV images of three people police are keen to speak with regarding the inquiry.

Anyone who can assist should call the Incident Room on 020 8733 4704 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

kate.ferguson@archant.co.uk

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