Humberside Police step up 2003 murder investigation

Tony Karim
Image caption Tony Karim is wanted by the police in connection with the 2003 murder

Detectives in Hull have appealed for help in finding a suspect wanted over a violent murder eight years ago.

Sheik Adeen Abakar Mohamed, 29, died following an assault in Jameson Street, Hull, in the early hours of 24 July, 2003.

Police want to question Tony Karim, an Iraqi who detectives believe left the city shortly after the incident and returned to his native northern Iraq.

A reward of £3,000 for information is being offered by Crimestoppers.

Humberside Police believe that despite fleeing the country Mr Karim may still be in contact with people in Hull and other parts of the UK.

The detective leading the inquiry has urged anybody still in touch with the suspect to come forward.

Detective Superintendent Dena Fleming, the senior investigating officer, said: "This murder inquiry was launched more than eight years ago and despite massive efforts from detectives at the time, the case remains undetected.

"Sheik Mohamed had fled violence in his home country of Sudan about three years prior to his murder and had been living in Hull for just three years. He left family and many friends, and it is for their sake that we need to catch the person responsible for his murder."

A team of detectives are reviewing the evidence gathered in 2003, including CCTV footage of the incident that led to Mr Mohamed's death.

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