New appeal to catch Edmonton student’s killers

Richard Odunze-Dim was murdered in Edmonton in December 2018 but his killers have never been caught

Shooting victim Richard Odunze-Dim, aged 20
Shooting victim Richard Odunze-Dim, aged 20

Detectives investigating the fatal shooting of Richard Odunze-Dim in Edmonton in 2018 have released a CCTV image they hope will help catch the 20-year-old’s killer.

The CCTV footage – which was featured on the BBC’s Crimewatch Live programme on Monday – shows a black SUV, possibly an Audi, being driven in St Joseph’s Road near to the scene of the killing, close the time of the murder at 9.15pm on 18th December 2018.

This car is of interest to detectives who believe it may be linked to the fatal shooting of Richard. Despite numerous arrests, nobody has yet been charged with his murder.

CCTV image of a car police have linked to the killing of Richard Odunze-Dim
CCTV image of a car police have linked to the killing of Richard Odunze-Dim

Detective Chief Inspector Perry Benton, who is leading the Met Police’s investigation, said: “Richard was a student at Brunel University who was home visiting family for Christmas.

“His family are understandably devastated by Richard’s tragic death. It is approaching three years since this callous shooting and they deserve to see justice done.

“I am confident that people in the community know what happened and who may have been responsible. Allegiances change over time and I urge anyone with information about the murder and who may have been responsible to get in touch with police or Crimestoppers anonymously and share what they know.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the dedicated incident room on 020 8345 1570.

Information can also be reported to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. You can also tweet police via @MetCC.