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Jack Hill or Jimmy Brazil sought by police
Jack Hill or Jimmy Brazil sought by police. Picture: Met Police


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October 25, 2023

Detectives investigating the murder of Brentford resident David Ackerley are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing a man they wish to speak to in connection.

The body of the 45-year-old man was found in his flat at Cedar Court on Boston Manor Road on Sunday 8 October. The cause of his death was later determined to be brain swelling and a bleed on the brain.

The police say that Mr Ackerley was assaulted outside his home between 6:15pm and 6:30pm on Saturday, 30 September and sustained an injury to his face that required hospital treatment.

Mr Ackerley, who the police describe as having vulnerabilities, was a well-known figure and often seen out and about.

Officers from Specialist Crime have now released several images of Jack Hill who is also sometimes known as Jimmy or Jimmy Brazil. He 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.

Jack Hill or Jimmy Brazil sought by police. Picture: Met Police
Jack Hill or Jimmy Brazil sought by police. Picture: Met Police

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."

David Ackerley. Picture: Met Police

Anyone with information or material such as pictures and video that could help police can submit it directly to officers via this web link.



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