Reward Offered Five Years After Man Shot Dead In Leyton

10th April 2015

Detectives are offering a £20,000 reward five years on from the murder of Errol McKenzie who was shot dead in Leyton on Sunday, 11 April 2010.

The reward is for any information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person or people responsible for Errol's murder.

Errol was well known in the local Leyton area as 'Cable Guy' or 'Cable Man' because of his job fixing cable boxes and electrical equipment.

The 37-year-old was given first aid at the scene of the shooting by London Ambulance Service but he died almost immediately after being shot.

A post-mortem examination revealed he had been shot three times at close range and gave cause of death as a gun shot wound to the chest.

Detectives know that Errol had been at an address in Tottenham on the evening of Saturday, 10 April, 2010, visiting people he knew to discuss the sale of a cable box.

He left the address near to Northumberland Park railway station at about 22:45hrs.

Errol then made his way back to Leyton and was seen on CCTV buying alcohol. He then made his way back to Leyton, and was captured on CCTV in a local shop at 23:15hrs that night.

After leaving the shop instead of heading to his home, which was only minutes away Errol turned right and headed to the playing fields.

It is believed that Errol was in the park for at least half an hour before he was shot.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams, of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command (HMCC), who is leading the investigation said: "Five years on from Errol's murder we are appealing for the public's help to track down the person or people responsible.

"We still do not know how Errol travelled back from Tottenham to Leyton that Saturday night. I would ask anyone who saw Errol on his journey that night to get in touch, there are routes he could have taken including public transport or taxis.

"We know he bought some food but not where from, and alcohol in Leyton. Did you see him that night? Errol was well known in the local area.

"Was Errol due to meet someone that night in the park? He was there for at least half an hour before he was found Dead. Were you in the park? Did you see Errol?

"Found beside Errol's body was a white take away carton, the alcohol that he bought, plus a carrier bag with two cable boxes.

"There is no obvious motive for Errol's murder. Over the years people's allegiances and loyalties change, if you know something concerning the events of that evening, no matter how insignificant that they may seem to you, its vital that you let us know. Please help us find the person or persons responsible and give Errol's family the answers they so desperately want."

The investigation has been reviewed by the Murder Review Group.Anyone with information should call the incident room on 0208 345 3775 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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