Police seek Taxi Driver who carried suspects after attack on Hani Abou El Kheir

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By londononline | Monday, February 04, 2013, 10:36

Pimlico murder detectives want to trace a taxi driver who picked up three suspects near  Hudson Place SW1 on Sunday 27th January at 6.59 p.m. after Hani Hicham Abou El Kehir (16) was attacked in Lupus Street, Pimlico.   The  taxi travelled along Hudson Place before turning left into Wilton Road, SW1.

The Police ask that  the driver or those who may know the driver of the taxi come forward and assist them with their investigation.

The silver London taxi,is  possibly a T2 or T4 model with colour coded bumpers and black trim around the door and bumper.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Attewell of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command [HSCC], said: "Just over a week on from the murder of Hani Hicham Abou El Kheir the investigation team is working tirelessly to indentify not only those we believe to be responsible for Hani's death but any potential witnesses who will be able to assist us with our investigation.

"We are exploring numerous lines of enquires, with this latest development being one of them. I am appealing to the driver of the silver taxi seen in Hudson Place at 18:59 on that Sunday to come forward. 

"Are you that taxi driver? Where did you drop the passengers off and did they discuss anything of significance whilst in the taxi?

"I am also seeking the assistance of the wider taxi community. With a taxi rank close by there would have been other drivers who may have witnessed the suspects getting into the silver taxi.

"Did you see one of your colleagues pick up three people around this time or do you recognise the taxi? 

"Despite it being a Sunday evening the area around Victoria Station was fairly busy and a number of people would have seen the three people getting into the taxi before it made its way towards Wilton Road. If you saw anything please do come forward and help us with our enquiries."

Any witnesses or anyone with any information should contact the incident room on 0208 345 3715; if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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