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'Hitman' and getaway driver jailed for gang feud murder

A 'hitman' and his getaway driver hired by one gang to assassinate rivals in another as part of a long running feud have been jailed today. Zafer Eren was killed outside Fontaine Court, Southgate on April 28, 2013.

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Pair jailed for gang murder 'professional and dangerous'

The conduct of two men jailed for life over the murder of a rival gang member "reads like something from a film", Metropolitan Police DCI Noel McHugh said following the sentencing.

He added: "[Jamie] Marsh-Smith and [Samuel] Zerei were professional and dangerous criminals. Marsh-Smith even tried to execute his getaway driver Samuel Zerei when he failed to dispose of the getaway car used in the murder of Zafer Eren."

Jamie Marsh-Smith sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to serve a minimum of 38 years Credit: Metropolitan Police

"Our investigation continues into Zafer Eren's murder as we seek to find those responsible for ordering the killing. The convictions today demonstrate that the police will not go away."

"Police are offering a reward of up to £30,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Zafer Eren's murder."

Samuel Zerei sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to serve a minimum of 28 years Credit: Metropolitan Police

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