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Ice rink murder appeal made six years on from fatal shooting

VICTIM: James Andre Smartt-Ford

SIX YEARS after teenager James Andre Smartt-Ford was shot dead on an ice rink in Streatham in south west London, police continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward.

The 17-year-old was killed after being shot twice on the ice on February 3, 2007.

Eighteen arrests have been made in connection with the investigation, including seven on the night of the murder, but all have since been released without further action and no one has ever been charged in connection with his murder.

A reward of up to £20,000 is being offered for information leading to the o the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person or people responsible.

"Six years have now passed since Andre was brutally murdered in front of a significant number of witnesses,” 
said Detective Inspector Matt Gosling.

"We want to hear from anyone who may remember something from that night and ask that those who have not spoken to us before come forward and help us bring the murderer(s) to justice.”

Detective Inspector Gosling continued: "We believe there are people out there who hold key information that could help the investigation.

"We remain determined to solve this murder and bring some resolution for Andre and his family."

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have information, or who was at the event, to call the incident room on 020 8247 4554; if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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