Page last updated at 15:53 GMT, Saturday, 3 October 2009 16:53 UK

Driver murdered at traffic lights

Map showing location of shooting

A man was shot dead in his car by a motorcyclist as he waited at traffic lights in north London.

Oktay Erbasli, 23, had stopped at the junction of Cambridge Road and The Roundway in Tottenham when a biker pulled up beside him and opened fire.

He was shot in the head in front of a five-year-old boy and a woman who were also in the Range Rover.

Two motorcyclists were involved in the shooting. A third biker arrested at the scene has been released without charge.

Mr Erbasli, from Tottenham, managed to leave his vehicle after being shot and staggered a short distance before returning to the vehicle and collapsing in the street.

Busy junction

He died in hospital about an hour after the shooting which took place at about 1600 BST.

The child and a woman in the car were unharmed.

Following the attack the gunman, riding a black Honda Blackbird motorcycle, rode off towards Wood Green, along with another motorcyclist on a blue, grey and white bike, possible a Suzuki.

Det Ch Insp Andy Redwood said: "This was a busy rush hour junction and we appealing to the public who may have been in the area at the time, have any knowledge of these vehicles and can assist with information on those involved in this shooting to contact the incident room immediately."



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