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Police to return to scene of girl’s drive-by shooting in murder probe

Tanesha Melbourne-Blake, 17, was killed as she sat with a group of people in Tottenham.

Detectives are to return to the scene where a 17-year-old girl was shot dead, one week after the drive-by killing.

Police will visit the Chalgrove Road area of Tottenham, north London, between 8pm and 11pm on Monday to speak to locals and distribute leaflets.

On April 2 officers were called to the scene of a shooting and found Tanesha Melbourne-Blake with a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at 10.43pm.

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Tanesha Melbourne-Blake, 17, was fatally shot in Tottenham on April 2 (Metropolitan Police/PA)

At this early stage detectives believe that shots were fired from a vehicle into a group of people, hitting Tanesha, Scotland Yard said.

They are working to establish the type of car involved and how many people were both in the vehicle and within the group who came under fire.

Detective Inspector Simon Pickford said: “One week on from this terrible crime, our officers will return to the scene on the evening of Monday, 9 April, as we continue our work to find those responsible for Tanesha’s murder.

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Floral tributes left on Chalgrove Road, Tottenham, north London, where Tanesha died (PA/Victoria Jones)

“I’m certain someone in the community has information that can assist us. Perhaps you are worried about contacting police to tell us know what you know. I can assure you your information will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

“To anyone who is concerned about any loyalties they have that they think means they cannot talk to police, I would ask you to think of Tanesha’s grief-stricken family and do the right thing by speaking to us.”

A 30-year-old man who was arrested on Friday in the E9 area of London on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation.

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