Detectives investigating the murder of Errol Davis at the seOne club at London Bridge are using Bluetooth technology to appeal for witnesses this weekend.
Rotherhithe resident Errol Davis, 24, was shot while on a night out with friends at the seOne club in Weston Street underneath London Bridge Station in the early hours of Sunday 5 October. He was approached by a man who produced a gun and shot him once at close range.
He was helped outside by friends and an ambulance called, which took him to the Royal London Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11.50am that morning.
A month on from his murder detectives from Trident will be at Herbal nightclub in Shoreditch on Saturday. But as well as handing out flyers with appeal details they will also be using Bluetooth technology.
Officers will send a message containing details of the appeal to anyone with their phone's Bluetooth function turned on. It will then give them ways of sending their contact details to officers. They will then be contacted confidentially at a later date.
Officers will be targeting this venue as the same promoter who organised the night at seOne will be hosting the event at Herbal.
"This is an innovative and un-intrusive way of targeting potential witnesses," explains DI Tim Carter.
"It gives people information about how they can help Errol's family get justice, without them having to take overt steps such as approaching the officers we will have in the area handing out flyers.
"Rather than targeting the venue where the incident happened, it is clear we need to look that those who attend as a result of the promoter. We know that the club was still busy at the time of the murder and there will have been a number of witnesses to the shooting and events that preceded it and it is important we do what we can to trace them.
"Naturally when the shot was fired the crowd dispersed and many left the scene. It is those people, or anyone that has heard information about the murder, who I need to contact us."
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Trident incident room on 020 8247 4554; if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Officers have made three arrests in connection with the murder inquiry. All three men have been bailed pending further investigation.
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