Leicester takeaway murder: Police have new leads

Dogan Dogan
Image caption Police said they spoke to 17 people about the death of takeaway owner Dogan Dogan

Detectives investigating the murder of a Leicester businessman are following up a number of lines of inquiry.

Dogan Dogan, 50, was found dead and tied up in his flat above Aladdin's Pizza, on Linton Street in Evington, just before 14:30 GMT on 8 January.

Leicestershire Police said officers had spoken to 17 people in the area, some of whom had information about the death. No arrests have been made.

Mr Dogan ran Pizzaman in Lutterworth as well as the Leicester takeaway shop.

'Well respected'

Officers handed out posters and flyers to people in the Linton Street and Evington Road area on Sunday.

Det Ch Insp Tom Davies, who is leading the investigation, said: "A number of officers were out last night speaking to people who regularly pass through the area and who may have been there last week.

"We will continue in our efforts to identify who was responsible for Mr Dogan's murder.

"The assistance of the community is paramount in an investigation such as this and we are grateful for all the information we have received so far."

Mr Dogan, who has been described by his family as a "well respected" man, is believed to have spent some of Saturday evening at his other Leicestershire takeaway shop.

The cause of his death has not been revealed.

Mr Davies said investigating officers were considering a number of possible motives, and urged people to come forward with information to help them with their inquiries

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