Three Charged in Connection with Murder of Salim Coulter

Four now charged since shooting of 24 year-old from White City on 5 December

Man in Court Charged with Murder of Salim Coulter

White City Man Shot Dead Outside Fulham Restaurant

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Three men have been charged in connection with the murder of 24 year-old Salim Coulter in Walham Grove in Fulham on Monday, 5 December.

The men are Ibrahim Abada, 22, of Hunt Close, W11; Nawful Boukhari, 23 of Rosaline Road, SW6, and Sofyan Kentafi, 20 of West Cromwell Road, SW5.

All three appeared in custody at West London Magistrates' Court on Thursday, 19 January.

29 year-old Omar Hutson 29, unemployed, of no fixed address, has already been charged with the murder on Saturday, 17 December 2016.

He was also charged with the attempted murder of a second 25-year-old man in Walham Grove, SW6 on the same day and possession of a firearm.

He appeared in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Monday, 19 December.

Hutson was remanded in custody to next appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, 8 March 2017 for a plea and trial preparation hearing, ahead of a trial scheduled to start on Monday, 5 June.

A second person arrested that day - a 27 year-old woman - was released on bail until a date in January 2017 pending further enquiries.

Salim Coulter

Salim Coulter

Salim had been out on Monday 5 December with one of his friends. They stopped for something to eat at Jerky Chicken restaurant parking the car they were driving - a silver and black Renault Captur - in Walham Grove, near to the junction with North End Road.

After the two friends left the restaurant at around 9.30pm they returned to the car, as Salim was getting into the front passenger seat he was shot once. Detectives believe that the lone gunman had been lying in wait.

After shooting Salim he made off on foot away from North End Road towards the Harwood Arms pub near the junction with Walham Grove and Farm Lane, SW6.

When police and ambulance services were called to the scene they found Salim sat in the front sea of the car with a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


Jerkys near the junction with North End Road. Picture: Google Street View

 

Salim, a 24 year-old trainee gas engineer, lived with his mother in White City.

In a statement made last week, his family said: " We are shocked by what’s happened and still trying to understand and make sense as to why he was taken from us.

" Salim was a good boy, aspiring to be an engineer, which was something he was passionate about, so he could take of his beloved mother.

" He touched so many people’s lives and was loved by everyone because he had a pure heart, he was kind and gentle to everyone he met. He was devout to his faith and a good example to his peers."

A post-mortem examination on Thursday, 8 December at Uxbridge Mortuary gave cause of death as a gunshot wound to the head.

 

Detectives are continuing to appeal for any witnesses or anyone with any information to contact the Incident Room on 020 8785 8099 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

December 6, 2016

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