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Anniversary appeal over murder of Tottenham father Wayne Powell
A fresh appeal for witnesses to the murder of a Tottenham man gunned down in Chingford has been launched on the second anniversary of his death.
Wayne Powell, 38, of Stonebridge Road, was shot dead on July 5, 2010, near the gym he used in Highham Station Avenue after getting out of his car to speak to a lone gunman.
The keen bodybuilder and DJ, who worked as a customer assistant at Seven Sisters Station, was taken to hospital but pronounced dead, leaving his fiancée, Anne Boriel, who was about five months pregnant with their son, also called Wayne, at the time.
The gunman, who is believed to have been black, about 5ft 10ins and wearing a tracksuit, ran off towards Coningsby Gardens. He is believed to have used a handgun to carry out the attack.
His friend Paul Brace told the Haringey Independent in the days after the murder that Mr Powell, also known as ‘DJ Connoisseur’, was “a really nice bloke who was never in or around trouble”.
He added: “There was something special about Wayne, he was just a lovely bloke.
“He would always be immaculately dressed and he always had a smile on his face.”
Detectives are joining Mr Powell’s family to return to the scene of his murder at around 10pm tonight to hand out leaflets, as they offer a £20,000 reward for information leading to the prosecution of those responsible.
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.”
Three men, aged 29, 37 and 34, were arrested in the months following the shooting, but were all released without further action.