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Sheffield car shooting: Jordan Thomas's grandmother makes appeal

Lynn Hamblett
Image caption Lynn Hamblett was speaking a month on from Jordan Thomas's death

The grandmother of a man shot dead while he sat in a car in Sheffield has urged people to help police track down the occupants of a red vehicle abandoned about a mile from the scene.

Jordan Thomas, 22, was shot on Derek Dooley Way on 21 December.

Asif Yousaf has appeared in court charged with murder and the attempted murder of a 27-year-old man in the car.

Police said "a number of people" were seen fleeing the red car, which they believe was involved in the incident.

South Yorkshire Police said the red Mitsubishi Shogun, was recovered after being abandoned in Ponderosa Park a short time after the shooting.

Officers are also seeking information on a silver Volvo with an 07 number plate, which was seen in the Burngreave area with the Ford Mondeo in which Mr Thomas was a passenger before the shooting.

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Image caption Jordan Thomas, 22, was shot while in a car at traffic lights on Derek Dooley Way on 21 December

Mr Thomas's grandmother Lynn Hamblett, 64, said : "I appeal to anybody that knows anything about what happened to Jordan to come forward and tell the police what they know."

Det Ch Insp Phil Etheridge, of South Yorkshire Police, said: "We know that Jordan met with someone in a silver Volvo before he was killed. We want to know who was in that car and why they met.

"We're also interested in speaking to anyone with knowledge of the red Shogun abandoned in Ponderosa Park.

"This is an ongoing murder investigation and any information people may have, regardless of how insignificant they think it is, could be crucial to the investigation."

Mr Yousaf, 32, of Violet Bank Road, has been remanded in custody until 24 March when he is due to appear before Sheffield Crown Court for a plea hearing.

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