Subject: Arrests re: 2010 murder of Bogdan Paduret – latest from NSY
Arrests have been made this morning, Wednesday 15 June, in connection with the murder of Bogdan Gabriel Paduret.
Officers have so far this morning executed search warrants at eight address in North, East and West London.
At this time six people have been arrested.
The police operation is in connection with the murder of Bogdan Gabriel Paduret in Tillingbourne Gardens, N3 on 27 November 2010.
Mr Paduret died of a gunshot wound to the head.
Officers have established that Mr Paduret, the Head Doorman at the Mayfair Club in Dover Street, W1 and known to his friends as Tony, finished work at 05:30hrs on 27 November 2010. A friend driving a silver Vauxhall Corsa then gave him a lift home. When Mr Paduret arrived home at approx 06:00hrs someone walked up to the car and shot four times through the passenger window killing Mr Paduret.
Detective Chief Inspector Jacqueline Sebire, Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: “This was a cold blooded and planned murder. Mr Paduret was without doubt targeted. We have been working tirelessly to piece together events leading up to the death of Mr Paduret, we are now at the arrest phase and intend to question a number of people in connection with the murder. We are committed to putting those responsible before the courts to be held to account.”
When the victim’s mother, Mariana Paduret, flew into London from her home in Romania following the murder she said: “To me Tony meant everything. He had such tremendous love for people, he would call his friends and relatives brothers and sisters. He was incredibly generous and forgiving and at the same time very modest about it. He had an acute sense of justice and he took pride in everything he did.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Incident Room at Hendon on 020 8358 0400; if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 .
Officers attended addresses in:
– Tiller Road, E14 and arrested a 28-year-old man [A];
– Poplar High Street, E14 and arrested a 19-year-old man [B]
– Pennyfields, E14 and arrested a 19-year-old man [C]
– Vimy Close, Hounslow and arrested a 29-year-old man [D]
– Guinness Court, E1 and arrested a 24-year-old man [E]
– Stanford Road, N11
And two business premises in Oakley Road South, Whetstone and Forest Industrial Estate, Forest Road, Ilford.
A sixth man [F] attended an east London police station.
All those arrested are at present in an East London police station.