Reward After Fatal Shooting In 2016

1st February 2018

Detectives investigating the murder of an Islington man in 2016 have announced a reward of £20,000 has been made available. David Robinson, also known as Dawood, died after being shot in Sunnyside Road, N19 on Saturday, 20 August 2016.

The reward is on offer to anyone who can provide information which leads to the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams of the Homicide and Major Crime Command leads the investigation and said:

"A significant reward is being offered for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for Dawood' s murder. 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.

"I would urge anyone with information who could help us catch Dawood's killers to contact police immediately."

An investigation was launched after police were called shortly before 21:00hrs to reports of gunshots heard in Sunnyside Road, N19.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found 25-year-old Dawood inside the Big House 101 music studio suffering gunshot wounds. He was taken to an east London hospital where he was pronounced dead at around 00:10hrs on 21 August.

Dawood had attended the studio to read and spend time with friends. However, he became involved in an altercation inside the studio which resulted in Dawood being shot.

DCI Whellams added: "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.

"Anyone that has information that could assist this enquiry is urged to make contact with my officers at the incident room number below. A reward of £20,000 has been authorised that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible
for this murder."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information that may assist police is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3775. To give information anonymously, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 or at

+ Four men, all aged in their 20s, have been arrested in connection with the investigation. They have since been released without further action.

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