Appeals to identify car following fatal shooting in Hackney

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Detectives investigating the murder in Hackney of Oluwamayowa Adeyemi, 21 also known as Samson, are appealing for information on a vehicle believed to have been used by the suspects.

The Metropolitan Police has issued an image of a car that was found abandoned in Cowper Road, Stoke Newington. The car, a large Volvo estate, was recovered on the morning of Saturday, June 6. It was not damaged when found and was bearing a false registration plate EX18EXE.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Considine said: “Although we have made arrests, the Volvo remains a very important appeal point for us”.

“The car is a large estate vehicle and had some distinguishing features- there were scuff marks to both corners of the front bumper and the front passenger door mirror was held on with tape.”

Samson was fatally shot on June 5 in Brackenfield Close, Hackney. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

On June 13, detectives arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of being concerned with the murder. He has now been released on bail until early July.

Previously, a 22-year-old man and a 20-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder on June 6 and June 12 respectively have been released on bail to return on a date in early July.

Police have made appeals for more information regarding the car and the incident that has resulted in the loss of a man’s life.

Considine said: “I am very keen to hear from anyone who thinks they have seen this Volvo or knows who drives it. My officers and I need to hear from you if you have any information about his car, no matter how insignificant you may think it be, your information could be key to our investigation”.

Anyone with information to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3865, or call 101 and quote CAD8894/5June or Operation Scalby. You can also tweet information to @MetCC.

Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800555111.

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