Detectives investigating the murder of a man in North Cheam have named the victim as 25-year-old Kyle Kelson.

Police were called to reports of shots fired on Brocks Drive at around 1.12 am on June 19. 

Officers, including firearms officers, attended and found a 25-year-old man in the street suffering from a gunshot injury. 

Despite emergency services best efforts, Kyle Kelson, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1.45 am. 

A post-mortem examination held on June 20 at St Helier Hospital Mortuary revealed the cause of death as a shotgun wound to the head.

Today (June 23 ) detectives have further appealed for information by releasing an image of the victim and a car driving away from the scene.

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Kyle's mother Angella Kelson said: "Kyle was a much-loved father, son, brother and friend to so many people.

His big beautiful smile brought joy to all of us.”

A murder investigation has been launched by detectives in Specialist Crime, overseen by Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard.

DCI Leonard said: "Our investigation is making progress, but I still need to hear from residents or people who were walking or driving through Brocks Drive in the early hours of Friday morning. 

"Did you see anyone acting suspiciously?

"No matter how insignificant it may seem, you could have crucial information. 

“I am also releasing an image of a dark coloured car that was seen driving away from the scene; we are not certain about the make and model. 

"I want to hear from anyone who saw this car in the area or has information about it.

A man has lost his life in violent circumstances and his family are devastated. 

They need and deserve answers and the community can help us provide them. 

"If you have information, video or images that could help us, please contact us immediately."

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 0208 721 4622, 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference Cad 414/19Jun. 

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.