Xhem Krasniqi: Trio suspected of helping wanted man

  • 24 May 2013
  • From the section England
Xhem Krasniqi
Image caption Xhem Krasniqi had two children and worked as a scaffolder in Kent

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of assisting a man wanted in connection with the murder of a Kent scaffolder in a street in Hove.

Xhem Krasniqi, 31, an Albanian national, was shot in the abdomen in Church Road on Saturday and died later.

Sussex Police said two Hove men, aged 26 and 30, and a 30-year-old man from Scaynes Hill, were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Detectives want to question brothers Edmund and Albert Nela over the murder.

Ports notified

Officers believe the gunman in the shooting was Edmund Nela, 30, who has dual British and Albanian nationality. His brother Albert, 34, is also being sought.

People have been warned not to approach either man.

Mr Krasniqi's brother and nephew were also shot at but not hit. Police believe the shooting might have been part of a dispute between two families.

Mr Krasniqi was described as "a loving and devoted family man living a normal life in Kent" by his family.

Neighbourhood police officers have visited cafes frequented by the Albanian community.

Sussex Police said all ports had been notified of the identity of the two brothers.

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