Alasdair Lane

A murder investigation is under-way after a man was shot dead outside an Uxbridge home on Tuesday 3rd February.


Vine Street, Alasdair Lane
Vine Street, Alasdair Lane

Police were called to an address on Vine Lane at 18:59 by paramedics battling to resuscitate a 38-year-old multiple gunshot victim.

The Father-of-three, Redwan El-Ghaidouni, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene approximately an hour later.

The suspect - a lone male - is still at large having fled the area on foot towards nearby Saunders Road.

Paramedics fought for almost an hour to save the victim's life. Neighbours in, what is usually a peaceful London suburb, have expressed their shock at the incident.

One witness, a Saunders Road resident, described hearing "five or six gunshots". "At first I thought they were fireworks.

When I heard it the Paris shootings were literally the first thing I thought of - that's what it sounded like.

"My uncle and boyfriend both went to see what happened. They saw a guy being resuscitated on the floor of the driveway outside the house.

"My mum always sees loads of different people coming out of that house. I think there are kids that live there too," she added.

Another local witness, who asked to remain anonymous, described hearing a "succession of a few loud bangs followed by little ones."

"When my husband went to see what happened, armed police stopped him.They were there in minutes."

Police cornered off large portions of the area around the crime scene. In a statement, The Metropolitan Police said: "At this early stage it is believed the victim was inside his parked car on the driveway when he was approached by a lone male suspect.

"It is believed this was a targeted attack, rather than a random, attack. However, detectives retain an open mind about the motive."

Next-of-kin were informed and formal identification took place following a post-mortem examination, which was held at Fulham mortuary. No arrests have been made.

The Vine Lane area is an affluent suburb with house prices topping a million pounds. The £22,000-a-year ACS Hillingdon International School - which remained closed on the day - is situated just metres from the crime scene.

It is believed the suspect fled down a private alleyway backing onto residential gardens.

Local road closures were in place as forensic officers conducted their investigation and detectives carried out door-to-door enquiries.

Mother-of-two, Emily Munemo, was stabbed to death less than two miles from the Vine Lane shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 0208-358-0300 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.