Mum's plea for witnesses to son's King's Cross murder

THE mother of a young father shot dead in front of hundreds of club revellers has appealed to the people shielding his killers to think about how they would feel if it was their child.

THE mother of a young father shot dead in front of hundreds of club revellers has appealed to the people shielding his killers to think about how they would feel if it was their child.

Daniel Ross was just 22 when his life was snuffed out in the middle of the dance floor in the Scala nightclub, in Pentonville Road, King's Cross, on September 24, 2006.

Four years on and Jean Ross hopes the priorities of those who know the murderer has shifted as they are now older, possibly wiser, and may even have become a parent themselves.

She said: "A lot can happen in four years.


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"Whoever is shielding my son's killers are no doubt older and may have children of their own now.

"I am asking them how would they feel if their child was killed like this. How would they feel if they knew someone was shielding the killer?

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"Would they be able to sleep at night knowing the killer of their child was on the loose?

"Once you become a parent yourself you really realise how precious someone's child is to them.

"The killer's friends didn't pull the trigger but by keeping silent they are condoning his actions."

Despite more than 900 people attending the event by the Heartless Crew, detectives from Operation Trident are struggling to identify the man who gunned down Mr Ross, who was living in Kilburn at the time.

Mrs Ross, who lives in Wembley, said: "Someone out there knows who killed Daniel.

"He left behind two children who miss their father terribly."

Making a direct appeal to the killer's circle of friends and associates, Mrs Ross added: "There is nothing that will bring Daniel back but by keeping his killer on the street with your silence you could be condemning another family to go through what we are going through.

"As a possible parent yourself you know this is wrong."

Detectives investigating Daniel's murder have previously offered a �20,000 reward for information leading to a conviction.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Brooke said: "People who called themselves Daniel's friend have still not told the police what happened, without their important evidence we will never solve this case and his family will remain haunted by unanswered questions.

"It is now four years since Daniel was taken from his family, they are desperate to know who killed him and why.

"It is a constant wound that cannot heal whilst the offenders still remain unidentified."

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8733 4704 or 4648 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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