‘Gun for hire’ used in Tanesha Melbourne-Blake murder

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Published on January 23, 2020 - Duration: 01:58s

‘Gun for hire’ used in Tanesha Melbourne-Blake murder

The mother of Tanesha Melbourne-Blake, the 17-year-old victim of a drive-by shooting in Tottenham appeals for fresh witnesses after the gun used to kill her is linked to another murder.

Tanesha was with friends when she was shot in the heart from a vehicle on Chalgrove Road, N17 shortly before 21.35 on April 2 2018.

She did not survive the attack and died at the scene.

Forensic tests on the bullet recovered from her body have shown the same handgun was also used to kill Joseph Williams-Torres.

Detectives believe it was a 'gun for hire' circulating in the local area for at least a year.

Joseph, 20, died on March 14 2018 on Essex Close in Walthamstow, in a case of mistaken identity.

His three killers were jailed for life two weeks ago


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