Statement on the fatal shooting of Edward Simpson in Feltham on 21 June

Detectives investigating the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Edward Simpson in Feltham on Friday, 21 June have arrested three men.

Published: Tuesday, 25th June 2019

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A 27-year-old man was arrested on Monday, 24 June on suspicion of murder and has been taken to a west London police station where he remains for questioning. On Tuesday, 25 June two further men, aged 26 and 22, were arrested on suspicion of murder. They are currently in a west London Police station.

An investigation was launched after police were called to Exeter House on Watermill Way at 23:08hrs on Friday, 21 June, to reports of a shooting.

Armed police, local officers, London’s Air Ambulance and the London Ambulance Service attended and found a man critically injured. Despite the efforts of paramedics, Edward died at the scene a short time later from, what a post-mortem examination later concluded to be, a single gunshot wound to the upper body. Enquiries into the full circumstances continue.

Enhanced patrols with Met Police, Estate Police and the Council’s Neighbourhood Enforcement officers will be taking place for the next 6 days around the location of the shooting.

Councillor Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Community Safety at Hounslow Council said:

“It is very tragic for a young man to lose his life under such circumstances. Our thoughts are with Edward’s family and friends at this very difficult time. We understand too that this fatal event has a wider impact on the whole community and that many will be feeling vulnerable and upset that this could happen where they live.

“A Community Briefing is to be held on Monday 1 July, at the Crane Park Primary School from 7pm to 9pm which is open to anyone from the community to attend to hear an update on community safety from the Police. Representatives from the Council and Richmond Housing Partnership will also attend.”

“If anyone has any further information relating to the fatal shooting, we would urge you to get in touch with the Police.”

Detectives would like to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time of the murder or who may have heard the shooting. The scene is surrounded by homes and officers believe that someone will have information which could prove vital to the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4868 or via 101, quoting reference CAD 9535/21June.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.

Young people with information about violence or crime can visit where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity and is also independent of the police.

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