"HITMEN" STRIKE IN CHISWICK
"Professionals" gun down man in his
home in Wilton Avenue
are describing an attempted murder in Chiswick
as having the appearance of a "professional
planned hit". After arriving late at night
at the house of 51-year-old Chiswick man Alan
Ball, two men barged down his front door, shot
him in the head and the chest and sped off
on a motorbike.
Yard say they are keeping an open mind on the
case and appealed for witnesses to come forward.
this year the victim's name had come up in
a case at Isleworth Crown Court. The accused,
Brian Colclough, was convicted of an armed
hold-up of two women on Chiswick High Road.
During the trial he claimed that the hold-up
was a sham and that he had been put up to it
by Alan Ball who is married to one of the women.
was chased and apprehended by members of the
public and due to his previous convictions
received a life sentence for the crime. Mr.
Ball was not charged with any crime in relation
to the case.
you have information on this case the incident
room number is 020 7230 0832 or call Crimestoppers
on 0800 555 111.
incident is one of a number of series crimes
in Chiswick over recent weeks. A woman was
attacked in the Churchyard of Chiswick parish
church and there was a serious assault by Turnham
Green tube. This has brought about renewed
calls for the authorities to reassess their
opinion of Chiswick as a "low crime"
area and install CCTV.
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