04/02/2011

Arrests Made Over 2006 Double Murder

Officers from Trident, investigating gun crime in the capital, have arrested one man and two women in connection with the murder of Jordan Jackson and Leyla Djemal-Northcott in 2006.

Following new information, police used a specialist diving team to search the Regent's Canal for the murder weapon. Despite not locating it, more information was gained, enabling them to make arrests.

A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in Sittingbourne Kent.

A 37-year-old woman, and a 31-year-old woman were also arrested, both on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

All were taken to a south London police station.

Enquiries are continuing.

Jordan Lee Jackson, 20, and Leyla Djemal-Northcott, 21, were both murdered in a flat in Menlo Gardens, south east London on 7 March 2006. Masked men had entered the flat around 6.40am, before firing at least six shots, killing Jordan and Leyla and injuring Jordan's brother.

The men ran away from the scene and, although some arrests were made at the time, detectives are still to solve the murder.

Police believe that Leyla was an innocent bystander and was murdered because she was in the flat with Jordan. Jordan and his brother may have been targeted by the men. Keiran Jordon was shot but has recovered from his injuries. Police believe he was lucky to survive the ordeal.

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) are offering a reward of up to £20,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murders of Jordan and Leyla and the attempted murder of Kieran Jackson.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Hutchison, from Trident said: "We want to thank those who have come forward with information so far. Although we are still seeking the murder weapon, due to the media coverage of the river search we had several calls with information relating to these murders. I continue to urge the public to come forward so that we can take this forward and solve this murder."

(BMcN/GK)


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