Four charged with 2006 Croydon murders

Murdered: Jordan Lee-Jackson and Leyla Djemal-Northcott pic: Met Police

Two men appeared at Camberwell Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning, charged with the murder of a Croydon couple in 2006.

Leon Russell, 28, from Brixton and Shaun Sutton, 36, from South Norwood, were both charged on November 14 with two counts of murder. The pair are also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Jordan Lee Jackson and Leyla Djemal-Northcott were gunned down in their home in Upper Norwood on March 7, 2006.

Two other men Michael Ennis-Simpson, 25, from Brixton, and Lee Russell, 28, of no fixed abode, have  also been charged with murdering the couple and appeared in court earlier this week.

The shooting took place at 6.40am as Djemal-Northcott, 21, lay in bed and Jackson, her boyfriend, 20, was in the hallway of their house in Menlo Gardens, Croydon. The couple had been together for five years and had started living together just three months before their murder.

The four men have  also been charged with the attempted murder of Kieran Jackson, Jackson’s brother, who was also shot during the attack.

A £20,000 reward was offered for information after the murder went unsolved for several years. In January this year, police divers began scouring Regents Canal in Tower Hamlets following a tip-off, in an attempt to find the gun used in the murder. Despite not finding the weapon, police arrested three people in connection with the murder in February this year.

All four men have been remanded in custody.

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