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Cafe shooting horror

PUBLISHED: 16:44 06 March 2009 | UPDATED: 11:45 12 August 2010

AN eye-witness to the aftermath of a fatal shooting claims the alleged killer calmly waited for the police to arrive drinking a cup of tea and smoking.

AN eye-witness to the aftermath of a fatal shooting claims the alleged killer calmly waited for the police to arrive drinking a cup of tea and smoking.

Police and paramedics arrived at the D A Sandwich Café in Court Road, Mottingham at about 3.45pm yesterday (4) where they found a man, believed to be in his 30s, lying dead on the floor.

A post mortem in Greenwich identified the victim as Joseph John Olliffe from Bromley and gave his cause of death as two gunshot wounds to the head.

Traders and residents on the parade described how they heard 'banging' sounds and went out to the street to witness the 'surreal scene'.

Manager of Plumbing and Heating Supplies Steve Hayes, 36, who was just doors away from the shooting said it still feels 'unreal'.

He said: "Before the police came he wasn't doing anything. He was just standing there smoking and drinking a cup of tea.

"It is as though he was just waiting for the police to come.

"I saw the police drag the gunman out of the café and carry him out. By then he was on the threshold and four police officers were on him.

"He wasn't struggling. He wasn't screaming. He was ever so calm and collected. That was the most frightening thing about it. He obviously came here for that purpose.

"It took quite a while for the police to get here so he had plenty of opportunity to run out of the front or the back of the café."

The man who was arrested at the scene, believed to be in his 40s, remains in custody at a South London police station.

Anyone with information should call Greenwich police on 0300 123 1212 or to remain anonymous Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

Did you see anything? Do you know the victim? Call the newsdesk on 0208 269 7012.

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