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Wife: Killer showed 'no remorse' for Zafer Eren murder

The wife of Zafer Eren, who was shot down by 'hitman' Jamie Marsh-Smith, said that he had shown "no remorse" for the murder. Marsh-Smith and Samuel Zerei were sentenced to life in prison for the murder of the rival gang member.

This has had a devastating impact on our life; our baby was only 26-days-old when Zafer was killed on my doorstep. Marsh-Smith and Zerei have shown no remorse for their actions.

– Wife of Zafer Eren

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


Pair jailed for life over gang feud murder

Zafer Eren Credit: Metropolitan Police

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.

Jamie Marsh-Smith, 23, and Samuel Zerei, 21, were found guilty of murder at the Old Bailey on Thursday. The pair were sentenced to life in prison.

Southgate shooting means 'our suffering will never end'

On April 18 2013 I lost my partner and my daughter, who was only 27 days old, lost her father, our suffering will never end. And for what - what gets achieved through this mindless violence?

I plead to anyone who has information regarding the murder of my husband Zafer Eren to contact police. Somebody knows where Jamie Marsh-Smith is, make that call and make a positive difference to our society.

– Nuriye Cetin, Zafer Eren's wife

Police: People may now have confidence to speak

Today we need the public to help us trace Jamie Marsh-Smith. We are keen to speak to him in connection with the murder of Zafer Eren.

We know that allegiances shift over time and now months on from Zafer's murder, people may have the confidence to talk to us.

A £30,000 reward is available for information that helps us arrest and convict those responsible for Zafer's death.

– Metropolitan Police


£30,000 reward to solve fatal shooting in north London

Detectives investigating a fatal shooting in north London earlier this year are offering a £30,000 reward for information. 34-year-old Zafer Eren was shot dead outside his home in Southgate on 18 April. Witnesses described seeing a masked gunman fleeing the scene.

Detectives fear Zafer Eren may have been killed in a gang war Credit: Met Police