Detectives investigating the murder of Dr Imran Farooq have today (26 November) renewed their appeal for people to come forward with information, ten weeks since he was attacked.
During the ten weeks since Dr Farooq’s murder, police have carried out house to house inquiries and spoken to a number of witnesses. However detectives still believe there are other people who may hold vital information about the incident and continue to urge them to come forward.
In particular they have re-issued an e-fit of a man they want to speak to in connection with the attack in Edgware.
The man is of Asian appearance, aged in his late 20s-early 30s, 5ft 4ins - 5ft 6ins tall, of slim build, with piercing eyes, a pointed, pale-skinned face, short black/dark coloured hair, and a goatee-style beard.
He was wearing a dark coloured baseball-style cap.
Police also want to trace a second Asian man in connection with the attack. He is aged in his 30s, of stocky build, 5ft 9ins - 5ft 11ins tall, with short black hair.
Dr Farooq, aged 50, was on his way home from work when he was attacked in Green Lane, shortly before 17:30hrs on Thursday, 16 September.
He was found suffering from stab wounds and head injuries.
A post mortem examination gave cause of death as multiple stab wounds and blunt trauma to the head.
Detectives have previously recovered a five and a half inch bladed kitchen knife and a house brick which were used in the attack on Dr Farooq.
They retain an open mind as to a motive behind the killing. No arrests have been made.
It is vitally important that anyone with information should contact the police incident room by email at [email protected], by phone on +44 (0) 20 8721 3784. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers in confidence on using the online reporting facility at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. or by phone on 0800 555 111.
Dr Farooq's widow Shumaila Imran has previously made a personal appeal for help in catching those responsible for the attack.
On 23 September during a press conference at New Scotland Yard Dr Farooq's widow said:
"I want to make my own personal appeal for help in catching the people who killed my husband Dr Imran Farooq.
"Dr Imran Farooq was a dedicated family man, a loving father and loving husband.
"His murder a week ago has devastated me and left our family in a state of shock and disbelief.
"My husband was on his way home from work when he was set upon and attacked.
"I want to appeal today for anyone who has any information about the attack on Imran to come forward and tell the police what they know.
"Someone, somewhere knows something about my husband's murder.
"It doesn't matter how insignificant this information may seem to you - it could be absolutely vital to the police investigation.
"I would like to thank everyone who has supported me and my family and sent us their best wishes and condolences.
"I would also like to thank the police for their help and support during this very difficult time."
If anyone in Pakistan has information they can call the independent charity Crime stoppers anonymously on 00 800 900 44056. If anyone in the UK has information they would like to pass to Crime stoppers they can do so on 0800 555 111
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