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Metropolitan Police launches renewed appeals three years on from murder of Pakistani politician Imran Farooq in Edgware
Detectives have launched renewed appeals for information three years on from the murder of a Pakistani politician in Edgware.
Father-of-two Imran Farooq died from multiple stab wounds and blunt trauma to the head when he was attacked outside his home in Green Lane, shortly before 5.30pm on Thursday, September 16, 2010.
A 5.5 inch kitchen knife and a house brick used in the attack were found at the scene.
Detectives recently arrested a 52-year-old man, who landed at Heathrow on a flight from Canada on June 24, on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
He was interviewed before being released on bail and is due to return to a west London police station later this month.
Officers investigating the 50-year-old politician’s death have to date spoken to 4,076 people, reviewed 6,350 documents and followed up 2,114 lines of inquiry, as well as offering a reward of £20,000 for information leading to a prosecution.
Police say they believe the murder would have required careful planning and help from other people, some of whom may have provided assistance or information unwittingly.
Detectives believe Mr Farooq was on the verge of launching a new independent political career when he was killed.
He had set up a Facebook profile and amassed a large number of contacts through the social network, but investigators say they retain an open mind about the motive.
Police are now appealing for anyone with any information to come forward and have reassured potential witnesses they will be dealt with sensitively.
Anyone with information can contact police on +44 (0)20 7230 2717 or email at SO15Mailbox-.DrFarooqMurder@met.police.uk
Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 within the UK or use Crimestoppers’ untraceable online form to pass on information at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
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