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Man arrested in connection with Tottenham murder

News   •   Apr 06, 2018 14:22 BST

Detectives investigating the shooting of a 17-year-old girl in Tottenham have made an arrest.

A 30-year-old man [A] was arrested this morning (Friday, 6 April) at an address in the E9 area on suspicion of murder.

He was taken to a London police station and remains in custody.

Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command continue to investigate and appeal for information.

Police were called to Chalgrove Road, N17 at 21:35hrs on Monday, 2 April to reports of a shooting. Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, she was pronounced dead at the scene at 22:43hrs.

The victim was formally identified on Thursday, 5 April as 17-year-old Tanesha Melbourne-Blake.

At this early stage it is believed that shots were fired from a vehicle into a group of people, hitting Tanesha.

Detectives are working to establish the type of car and how many people were both in the vehicle and within the group shot at.

They are keeping an open mind about the motive for the attack.

Detective Inspector Beverley Kofi, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: "We are appealing to anybody who witnessed the incident and has not yet come forward, or who in the hours since this shocking murder are privy to information that could help us find those responsible. 

"You may be fearful of repercussions of speaking to police, or have loyalties that you believe can't be compromised. We are dealing with the fatal shooting of a teenage girl, and would implore you to do the right thing and come forward."

Extra officers have been deployed to the wider area where the shooting happened, with uniformed and plain-clothes officers carrying out a range of intelligence-led operations and patrols. Local officers are being supported by specialist teams.

Anyone with information on the shooting in Haringey should contact the incident room on 020 8358 0100. 

You can also call police in relation to both incidents on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.