Willesden schoolboy ‘hitman’ was paid �200 to kill young mother

Court hears 15-year-old boy was recruited because he had no links to the Turkish community

Jurors were showing chilling footage of the moment a 15-year-old schoolboy allegedly gunned down a mother with a sawn-off shotgun.

The Old Bailey heard claims that the teenager from Willesden, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was paid �200 to kill 26-year-old Gulistan Subasi.

In the footage the hitman is seen trying the gate to the yard, then entering and pulling the gun from his rucksack.

Mrs Subasi opens the door at her mother’s home in Hackney, and he fires.


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The Turkish mother-of-one was in a custody dispute with her 26-year-old estranged husband Serdar Ozbek.

Jurors heard the boy, who is now 16, was recruited to carry out the contract killing because he is black and could not be linked to Ozbek or the Turkish community.

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Ozbek had left the UK four days earlier on March 18 last year, and put out the contract while still in Turkey, it is claimed.

Prosecutor Victor Temple QC said: “The Turks in Tottenham led by Serdar Oz beck initiated a recruitment policy designed to distance themselves from unwelcome enquiry.”

Ozbek’s brother Hussain, who has since fled the country and is not before the court, first approached Paul Nicoloau, 28, the court heard.

Nicoloau acted as the link with Leigh Bryan, 25, Zeon Jackman, 22, and a second 16-year-old boy, the court heard.

In turn Bryan asked Izak Billy, 21, of Pember Road, Kensal Rise, to find a gunman who had no connection with the victim or the Turkish community, it is claimed.

The teenage hitman later told a friend he had been paid just �200 to carry out the shooting, the court heard.

The accused hitman, the other 16-year-old, Billy, Bryan, from Hornsey, Nicoloau and Jackman, both from Tottenham all deny murder.

The trial continues.

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