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Police officer named in Azelle Rodney murder trial

The police marksman who is charged with the murder of robbery suspect Azelle Rodney can be named for the first time today.

Azelle Rodney was shot by officers in 2005

Anthony Long, previously referred to as E7, will go on trial on June 8th next year.

The ex-specialist firearms officer with the Metropolitan Police CO19 section is accused of killing Mr Rodney, who was shot by police in Edgware in April 2005.

The 24 year old died after officers stopped the car he was travelling in with two other men, fearing that they were armed and on their way to rob Colombian drug dealers.

He was hit six times, once each in the arm and back, and fatally four times in the head.

The CPS announced it planned to charge the officer in July following a public inquiry.

Man arrested in connection with murder of Pakistani politician

Dr Imran Farooq was found dead in September 2010. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Met Police officers have arrested a 30 year-old man from Waltham Forest in connection with the murder of Pakistani politician Dr Imran Farooq. Dr Farooq died from stab wounds and a head injury after he was attacked outside his home in Edgware in September 2010. Detectives believe he was being watched in the weeks before the attack.

Police still want more information about the murder and want to speak to two other men, Muhammad Kashif Khan Kamran and Moshin Ali Syed, who are both Pakistani nationals.

Police want to speak to Muhammad Kashif Khan Kamran and Moshin Ali Syed. Credit: Metropolitan Police

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Police appeal to trace missing teen from Edgware

Police are appealing for the public's help to trace a missing teenage boy from Edgware. Asher Sekenofsky, 15, left his home at around 7.15pm on Friday. He was last seen in the Denmark Road area of Camden on July 12.

It is believed that he may have made his way to the 'British Summer Time' event held at Hyde Park over the weekend.

Asher Sekenofsky Credit: Metropolitan Police

Asher is described as white, approx. 5ft 7ins tall with broad shoulders but a slim build, and curly brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a dark green sweatshirt with black tracksuit bottoms and carrying a small sports bag with the "HEAD" logo in on it. It is believed he may have taken a change of clothes with him.

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Do you remember seeing Dr Farooq?

Dr Imran Farooq died from stab wounds. Police are offering a reward for the capture of his killer Credit: Metropolitan Police

Detectives investigating the murder of Dr Imran Farooq in Edgware are appealing for anyone with information to come forward three yearson. Dr Farooq died after being stabbed outside his home in Green Lane at 5.30pm on Thursday 16th September 2010.

Police have released this efit of a person they want to speak to about Dr Farooq's murder Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police have released a series of CCTV images showing Dr Farooq's movements on the day he was attacked and killed.

11:24hrs at the approach to Edgware Road Station Credit: Metropolitan Police

A reward of up to £20,000 is being offered for anyone providing information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of those responsible for Dr Farooq's murder.

11:24hrs at Edgware Road Station Credit: Metropolitan Police

Dr Farooq, 50, died as a result of multiple stab wounds and blunt trauma to the head. A five and a half inch-bladed kitchen knife and a house brick used in the attack were recovered at the scene.

11:24hrs at Edgware Road underground station barrier Credit: Metropolitan Police

Detectives from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command, who are investigating his murder, say they have so far spoken to 4,076 people, reviewed 6,350 documentsand followed up 2,114 lines of inquiry.

12:06hrs at a supermarket in Old Street Credit: Metropolitan Police

It is thought that his murder would have required careful planning and help from other people, some of whom may have provided assistance or information unwittingly.

16:18hrs at a supermarket in Old Street Credit: Metropolitan Police

Detectives believe that Dr Farooq was about to launch a new independent political career before his death and this remains a key line of inquiry in this investigation.

16:29hrs at Old Street Station Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police know that in July 2010, Dr Farooq set up a Facebook profile and amassed a large number of contacts.

17:12hrs at Edgware Station Credit: Metropolitan Police

On 24 June this year, officers arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to murder at Heathrow after landing at the airport on a flight from Canada. He was taken to a west London police station and later released under bail to return to a police station at a date later in September.

17:13hrs at Edgware Station Credit: Metropolitan Police

Anyone who can assist should call the police incident room on 020 7230 2717 or contact the police by email at this address

17:14hrs walking along Station Road Credit: Metropolitan Police
17:24hrs Station Road at the 204 bus Credit: Metropolitan Police
17:24hrs Station Road at the 204 bus Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police appeal over Barnet robbery

Police are appealing for information to help identify suspects following a robbery in Barnet. Police were called on Friday morning to the Britannia Building Society on Station Road in Edgware after three men burst in and stole a quantity of cash.

Two of the suspects jumped over the counter before one of them pinned a member of staff against the wall. The second man grabbed the money while the third suspect stood by the front door.The men then fled in the direction of Rectory Lane.

Suspect 1 is described as black, approximately 17 years old, 5' 6" tall, of proportional build with broad shoulders and with close cut short black hair. He was wearing a navy coloured baseball cap, black sweatshirt, black tracksuit bottoms and black fabric gloves.

Suspect 1 Credit: Metropolitan Police

Suspect 2 is described as black, aged 17-20 years, 5' 6" tall and of proportional build. He was wearing a black hooded top and black tracksuit bottoms. It is believed the hood was up, and he was wearing some sort of face covering, either a ski mask, or scarf over his face.

Suspect 2 Credit: Metropolitan Police

Suspect 3 is described as black and was wearing black clothing.

Suspect 3 Credit: Metropolitan Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Flying Squad at Finchley on 020 8358 1752 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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