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Car connected with Isleworth murder set on fire in Addiscombe

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A CAR stolen by men suspected of a murder in Isleworth was set on fire in Addiscombe on New Year's Day. The silver Mazda 3 was taken from victim Darryl McClymont after he had been fatally stabbed outside his home in Ferney Meade Way in the early hours of December 30. Police said Mr McClymont, who had celebrated his 23rd birthday on Boxing Day, had arrived home just after midnight. As he walked from his parked car towards his front door he was confronted by two black men. There was an altercation, and the victim was stabbed. A post-mortem at Fulham Mortuary later that day gave the cause of death as a stab wound. The two men were seen trying to lift the victim's body and were disturbed by a witness. They then got into Mr McClymont's car, which was driven by a third man, and left the estate. Police said they believed the car had been driven erratically through South London before being dumped in Carlyle Road in Addiscombe. Firefighters were then called to the road, at the junction with Northampton Road, at about 0.45am on New Year's Day. Police said when crews arrived at the scene they disturbed a man at the scene who was in possession of an accelerant. The suspect is described as a dark-skinned black man of about 5ft 8ins, slim and of an athletic build. Police believe the killing was targeted, and have issued an urgent appeal for anyone who saw the car being abandoned, or the subsequent fire, to contact them as soon as possible. "During it's [the car's] journey, it sustained significant damage to the front wheel and tyre and could not be further driven," said DI John McQuade of the Metropolitan Police Service Homicide and Serious Crime Command. "It is possible that the Mazda 3 had been driven erratically just hours after the murder via Vauxhall to Addiscombe through Annerley Hill. It's exact route is not known. "We believe that a suspect inside the car also tried to set it on fire in an attempt to destroy evidence. "I would urge anyone who saw this event or who has knowledge of it to contact us urgently. "Additionally we are looking for witnesses to the initial abandoning of the car the day before in the early hours of Sunday 30 December. "I believe that the same individuals were involved in both events." A 23-year-old man arrested on New Year's Eve in West London has been released on police bail until February, while a 23-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder in South London on New Year's Day remains in custody. Anyone with information should call the police incident room on 020 8721 4005. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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