Appeal to trace man following murder of David Ackerley in Brentford

Images above: Photos of Jack Hill who police wish to speak with

Detectives have released images of a man they are keen to speak to in connection with murder in Brentford

Detectives from Specialist Crime are investigating the murder of 45-year-old David Ackerley from Hounslow have released several images of Jack Hill, who they want to speak to in relation to this matter.

Jack Hill (sometimes known as Jimmy or Jimmy Brazil) is a white man believed to be around 22 years of age, approximately 6ft 2ins tall, of an athletic/medium build with hazel eyes. He has dark blond/light brown curtain style hair and a surgical scar on his right wrist.

David Ackerley was reported missing at around 9.30am on Sunday 8 October. A short time later officers went to his address on Cedar Court, Boston Manor Road, where he was found dead. David is believed to have been assaulted outside his home between 6.15 and 6.30pm on Saturday 30 September.

Police urge anyone with information to contact them

Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Grogan said:

“David’s grieving family have many questions about what happened to him, and we are now trying to provide them with answers.

“A man has lost his life and it’s important that we uncover what happened to get justice for David and his family.

“This is why it’s really important that anyone who knows the whereabouts of Jack Hill, or has any information that might help us with our investigations, should get in touch.

“Please look at these images carefully. Do you recognise this man? Do you have any information about his whereabouts?

“If so, please get in touch with us. You can do some by calling 101 or post @MetCC reference 0524683/23 or to remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”