POLICE investigating the disappearance of a Tottenham man 13 year ago have relaunched their inquiry.

Gilbert Wynter, 37, was last seen at his family's home in St Anne's Road at 8am on March 9, 1998, and police think his whereabouts are linked to the murder of a man in Finchley later that year.

Mr Wynter left the house in his girlfriend's white Nissan Micra – registration number L753 XJU – but this was found abandoned in Spring Gardens in June 1998, while his mobile phone and bank account have not been used since.

The black self-employed jeweller was between 5 ft 11 ins and 6 ft tall, with a muscular build and short cropped hair.

On the day of his disappearance he was wearing a grey 'Fruit of the Loom' tracksuit, a black quilted jacket with fluorescent stripes and grey Reebok trainers.

Police believe the execution-style murder of accountant Saul Solomon Nahome on November 27, 1998 is linked with the disappearance Mr Wynter.

He was killed by a gunman 30 yards from his front door.

Witnesses at the time described a man in a balaclava waiting for him to come home, following him down the road and shooting him four times, before calmly walking back to his bike and riding off.

The bike has never been recovered, although officers believe it had a yellow or orange stripe down the side and was a J-registration.

The 48-year-old, born in Iran, was a financial adviser to the notorious crime gang the Adams Family, organising money laundering operations for them.

Detective Chief Inspector David Manning, from the Metropolitan Police's Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: “The cases have never been closed despite the lack of new information.

“Having reviewed both investigations and with advances in DNA techniques, we decided to launch a last-ditch effort to bring them to a successful conclusion.

“Over time, allegiances change. I would appeal to anyone with information, despite the time lapse and however insignificant they think it might be, to contact us.

“We are now convinced that the two cases are linked. Mr Nahome and Mr Wynter both associated with the same people and they were also well known to each other having been business associates at various times.”

Theories put forward by officers after the murder suggested both Mr Nahome and Mr Wynter were involved in a multi-million pound cannabis deal, when £800,000 went missing.

It is thought either Mr Wynter disappeared with the money, or both were murdered over it.

Anyone with information should contact the incident room on 0208 721 4054, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.