Police charge man over role in Guildford double murder

A man will face court today charged over his alleged role in the murder of a father and son at Guildford last year.

Just before 9am on Wednesday 20 October 2021, emergency services were called to Osgood Street near Woodville Road, Guildford, after reports of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers from Cumberland Police Area Command located two men – aged 18 and 64 – inside a vehicle suffering gunshot wounds.

The younger man died at the scene, while the older man was taken by NSW Ambulance paramedics to Westmead Hospital, where he later died.

The men were formally identified as father and son, Toufik and Salim Hamze.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad established Strike Force Ormerod to investigate the murders.

Earlier this year, detectives charged a 25-year-old man over his alleged role in the incident. He remains before the courts.

Following further extensive inquiries and appeals for information, a 20-year-old man was arrested at a correctional facility at Grafton about 1pm yesterday (Tuesday 29 November 2022).

He was charged with two counts of murder and knowingly/recklessly direct criminal group assist crime.

Police will allege in court that the man had intentional and direct involvement in the planning and coordination of the vehicles used prior to and immediately after the double homicide, which was conducted as part of a joint criminal enterprise to commit these murders.

The man remains in custody and is due to appear at Grafton Local Court later today (Wednesday 30 November 2022).

Investigations under Strike Force Ormerod are continuing.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Ormerod investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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