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Man wanted by officers in connection with Eastcote murder

 Published on: 20th October 2017   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

Officers would like to speak to a man with links to Ruislip in connection with their investigation into the murder of Josh Hanson at the RE bar in Eastcote on Sunday. Detectives would like to speak to Shane O’Brien, 27, of Ladbroke Grove, described as a white male, 6ft tall and of muscular build. He should not be approached by members of the public. Any sightings of him should be reported to police immediately on 999. Anyone who knows of his whereabouts can call the incident room on 020 8785 8099 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via Mr Hanson, 21, of Kingsbury died after an incident at The Re bar in Field End Road at approximately 1.10am on October 11. Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and Mr Hanson was found suffering a serious wound to the neck. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A murder investigation was launched by Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC). Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, who is leading the investigation for the HMCC, said: “We are very keen to speak with Shane O’Brien as part of our ongoing enquiries. I would appeal directly to Shane to contact us, or ask that anyone who has seen him or who knows where he is to contact us as well. “We have had a positive response to our appeal but are still appealing to anyone who was in the RE bar between midnight and the time of the incident and has not yet contacted us to get in touch.” DCI McHugh, talking previously about┬áMr Hanson, had said: “Josh was a hard-working young lad, up at 5am for his job as a roads planner and often working seven days a week. He had everything to live for and when he went out that Saturday night, no one could have imagined what would happen to him. His family is in pieces.” Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call the incident room on 020 8785 8099 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via There have been no arrests at present and enquiries continue.

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