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Images of men sought over Rio Ferdinand friend murder

One of the three men being sought by police investigating murder of Rio McFarlane
Image caption No-one has been charged following the death of Rio McFarlane

Detectives investigating the murder of a family friend of footballer Rio Ferdinand have released CCTV images of three men who they want to help them.

Rio McFarlane, 18, was shot in the chest in Peckham in September in what police believe may have been a case of mistaken identity.

Police say the men are not suspects but believe they may have information that could help them with the investigation.

No-one has been charged in connection with the death of Mr McFarlane.

Det Ch Insp Tony Boughton said: "We would like to hear from these three men as we believe they can help us with our investigation.

"They may not even realise that they have information but we urge them to come forward.

"We would also like to hear from anyone who recognises these men, perhaps knows their names or where they live so that we can trace them."

The Sun newspaper is offering a £10,000 reward, in addition to the reward of up to £20,000 being offered by the Metropolitan Police, for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the murder.

Image caption Police say none of the men they have released CCTV stills of are suspects

Manchester United and England star Ferdinand, who grew up in the same area of south London as Mr McFarlane, made a video appeal for information leading to a conviction of those responsible for killing his friend.

Five men in total have been arrested in connection with the inquiry into Mr McFarlane's death.

Four have been bailed to return pending further inquiries next July; one was released with no further action.

Mr McFarlane had football trials with both Arsenal and Blackpool.

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