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Last Updated: Thursday, 7 October, 2004, 06:31 GMT 07:31 UK
Victim's widow appeals to killers
Andrea Draycott
Mrs Draycott's husband was shot outside their home
The widow of a businessman gunned down outside his home is appealing to the criminal world to come forward with information about his murder.

David Draycott, 40, a father of two, was shot in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, two years ago.

Detectives believe hitmen were responsible for his death which may have been over unpaid debts.

Mr Draycott's widow Andrea says her family is still trying to come to terms with the killing.

Two guns

"When I told my daughter about his death, she was absolutely hysterical - and so was my little boy.

"We are coping but it is very hard but the worst is not knowing who murdered Dave," she said.

There is somebody out there who holds the key to Dave's murder
Andrea Draycott

Police say the former director of a sheet metal firm may have had connections to the criminal world.

He crawled to a neighbour's house after the shooting, but died in hospital four days later.

Forensic and ballistic specialists have revealed that two weapons were used in the killing and that the two gunmen used Italian-made ammunition.

"Until somebody is brought to justice, we cannot have closure," Mrs Draycott said.

"There is somebody out there who holds the key to Dave's murder - and I would urge them to go to the police about what they know so we can get on with our lives."

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