Police name shooting death victim in new appeal for witnesses

Taylor Cox shot in 'broad daylight'

Thursday, 10th June 2021


Taylor Cox

DETECTIVES have named the victim of a fatal shooting as they appealed for people with information to come forward.

Taylor Cox, 19, died on Tuesday afternoon after being shot in the head in Hornsey Rise Gardens, near Crouch Hill.

Detective Chief Inspector Linda Bradley said: “We’re working with colleagues across the Metropolitan Police Service to identify those responsible for this most horrific attack, committed with a firearm in broad daylight in a residential area next to a primary school.

She added: “Taylor’s family have lost him in the cruellest way imaginable and they deserve our fullest commitment in seeking justice. I have no doubt that there are persons out there who know who committed this act and I’m asking them to make contact with us.

“Silence protects violent criminals. It is imperative that police and communities work together to apprehend those who are intent on committing serious violence and take them off our streets. There are anonymous methods such as Crimestoppers available in which you will not even have to give your name. What matters most is that you tell us what you know, and we find those responsible.”

Police said there would be an increased police presence in and around the area in the coming days.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting Op TREWEN and CAD 5570/08JUN21.

Alternatively, to remain 100% anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

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