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Police appeal from scene one week on from fatal shooting of Tanesha Melbourne-Blake

News   •   Apr 09, 2018 07:00 BST

[Victim]: Tanesha Melbourne-Blake

Detectives investigating the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Tanesha Melbourne-Blake in Tottenham will return to the scene of her murder one week on to appeal to the public for information.

Officers will be in the area of Chalgrove Road, N17 between 20:00hrs and 23:00hrs to speak to the community and distribute appeal leaflets.

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, and are keeping an open mind about the motive for the attack.

Tanesha’s family has given permission for an image of Tanesha to be released as officers continue to appeal for information.

Detective Inspector Simon Pickford, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said:

"One week on from this terrible crime, our officers will return to the scene on the evening of Monday, 9 April as we continue our work to find those responsible for Tanesha’s murder.

"I’m certain someone in the community has information that can assist us. Perhaps you are worried about contacting police to tell us know what you know; I can assure you your information will be treated in the strictest of confidence. To anyone who is concerned about any loyalties they have that they think means they cannot talk to police, I would ask you to think of Tanesha’s grief-stricken family and do the right thing by speaking to us."

Anyone with information on the shooting in Haringey should contact the incident room on 020 8358 0100 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

+ A 30-year-old man [A] who was arrested on Friday, 6 April at an address in the E9 area on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation in connection with this incident.