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‘Be brave’ appeal in murder hunt

Police investigating the music studio shooting of father-of-one David Robinson urge witnesses to come forward

02 February, 2018 — By Emily Finch

David Robinson, also known as Dawood, who was gunned down at music studio in 2016

A MURDER detective has called on witnesses to “be brave” and give up information which will help convict the killer of a father-of-one.

There are believed to have been seven people who saw the shooting of David Robinson, also known as Dawood, from Barnsbury, at a music studio in Archway in August 2016.

An inquest into his death is expected to start later this month at St Pancras Coroner’s Court.

Police are offering a reward of £20,000 for anyone who comes forward with information which leads to the arrest and prosecution of the killer.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams, who is leading the investigation, said: “It has now been nearly 18 months since Dawood was fatally wounded and his family are still waiting for answers.

“Over this period of time, people’s allegiances may have changed and those who were initially not comfortable speaking to police may now feel in a position to do so.

“We know there were people in the area at the time, both inside and outside the venue, and we have spoken with many of them.

“However, I am sure that some of these people may have more to tell us. They need to be brave and speak to us in confidence about what occurred that evening.”

Dawood was found with gunshot wounds at the Big House 101 music studio, in Sunnyside Road, at 9pm on August 21, 2016. He was taken to hospital but died a few hours later.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information that may assist police is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3775 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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