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Victim's family appeal for new information in 2009 murder

News   •   Dec 03, 2015 06:00 GMT

[IMAGE: Abdulkarim Boudiaf]

The family of a Tottenham teenager murdered in 2009 has joined Detective Chief Inspector Andy Chalmers in appealing for new information to find the killer.

More than six years after the murder of Abdulkarim Boudiaf in Broadwater Road N17, the case remains open and detectives continue to appeal for information.

Abdulkarim’s father, Noureddine Boudiaf, said in a heartfelt appeal: "When my son was killed, the whole family was completely destroyed. There is a killer running free on the streets.

"We want your help, the help of the public, to put my son’s killer behind bars."

Abdulkarim’s mother, Wahiba Boudiaf said: "On 14 March 2009 my son was killed. It was one day before Mother's Day, so you Mothers and Fathers please help me to put his killer in prison to keep your children safe.

"While my son’s killer can still hug his mother, I am hugging a stone."

Algerian born Abdulkarim Boudiaf who was 18-years-old at the time of his death, was shot in the neck at Broadwater Road shortly before 22:30hrs on Saturday, 14 March 2009.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and the subsequent post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest.

Despite the passage of time and extensive enquiries the case remains open and officers are keen to speak with anyone who may have new information that could progress the investigation and help to bring Abdulkarim’s murderer to justice.

Police are hopeful that now that six years have passed, someone will feel able to come forward who may have been reluctant to do so at the time of the murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Chalmers of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command said: "On the evening of the murder, Abdulkarim was in the vicinity of the Elmhurst Public House with friends when, just before 10pm, he was confronted by his killer who shot him twice.

"This murder remains unsolved and those responsible for the murder are still at large. Today I am appealing for new witnesses to come forward.

"Were you in or around The Elmhurst pub on the night of the murder? Did you see Abdulkarim being shot and did you see who was responsible?

"If you believe that you can help us to solve this murder, please call my incident room on 020 8358 0100 call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Abdulkarim’s brother, Abdurabman Boudiaf said: "I appeal to anyone with information to contact the police. For the sake of dignity, humanity and justice, please come forward and help my family to move forward toward a normal life."