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Renewed appeal over ‘cold-blooded’ DJ murder

APPEAL: Wayne Powell was gunned down in 2010

POLICE WILL return to the scene where Hackney DJ, Wayne Powell, was fatally gunned down two years ago.

Detectives investigating the murder of the popular DJ will be handing out leaflets to locals in Chingford, east London, to appeal for witnesses and information from 10pm.

A £20,000 reward is still on offer for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the murder.

Wayne, aged 38, was shot dead in Chingford on July 5, 2010. His girlfriend was expecting their baby at the time and their son, also named Wayne, is now a year and eight months old.

Detective Inspector Dave Rock said: "Two years have passed and Wayne's family deserve to know who is responsible for his death.

"Wayne was a good man; he was not involved in criminality or gangs. He worked hard for a living and was universally popular.

"This was a cold-blooded and cowardly shooting. If you have any information or suspicions about who killed him please come forward.

"You can approach us in absolute confidence - if you are worried, please just call so we can put your mind at rest before you pass on any information."

Wayne, who was also a keen bodybuilder and worked as a customer assistant for the London Underground at Seven Sisters, was sat in his car close to the gym he used in Higham Station Avenue, E4 at about 23:10hrs when a lone gunman approached the vehicle.

Wayne, of Stonebridge Road, N17, got out of the black BMW to talk to him.

The suspect fired four shots before calmly making off along a footpath in the direction of Coningsby Gardens.

Wayne, known as 'DJ Connoisseur', was taken by ambulance to the Royal London Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An incident room is open at Trident.

The gunman is described as possibly black, about 5ft 10ins and wearing a tracksuit. The weapon used is believed to be a handgun.

The motive for the murder remains unclear.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 0208 733 4212. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

There have been three arrests in connection with the inquiry. All three have been released with no further action.

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