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MERC MURDER; Great train robber's killer blasted to death in ambush.

A gangster suspected of murdering Great Train robber Charlie Wilson seven years ago was shot dead by two hooded gunmen outside his luxury home last night.

Danny "Scarface" Roff, 36, who was left paralysed after a gangland shooting in south London 18 months ago,was ambushed as got out of a blue M-reg Mercedes into his wheelchair.

The killers blasted him five times before racing off in a white van with the back doors still open. Roff's terrified family were in the house and raised the alarm. He was taken by helicopter to the Royal London Hospital in East London but died later.

Roff moved into the 3250,000 house on a new estate in Bromley, Kent, last October.

It was the second attempt to execute the man believed by the underworld to have gunned down Wilson at his Spanish villa.

Roff survived the first attack in a nightclub when gunmen fired four shots which left him paralysed.

It is believed the dead man's brother or brother-in-law was in the car at the time of yesterday's shooting.

Neighbour Berry Summers, 51, said: "I heard gunfire, looked out of the window and just caught sight of a man with a hood over his head running away from the house."

Another neighbour Kirsty McGregor, 17, said: "I heard up to five shots. It's frightening to think something like this could happen in this area."

Kay Bird, 87, who has lived in the street for 18 years, thought the shots were a car backfiring."

Last night police were looking for two white men.
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Author:Pilditch, David; Atkinson, Steve
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 25, 1997
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