Sixth man arrested in Subhani murder probe


LONDON: Detectives investigating the disappearance and murder of Mohammed Shah Subhani – known as ‘Shah’ – have made a new arrest. A 22-year-old man [F] was arrested at an address in west London on Tuesday, 22 October on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

He has been taken into custody at a west London police station for questioning.

In addition, a search warrant has been executed at a residential address in west London that is linked to the arrested man.

Police were called on Tuesday, 7 May after 27-year-old Shah failed to return to his home in Hounslow, West London. His family reported him as missing shortly before midnight, having last seen him at 12:30hrs that same day.

An extensive police enquiry was launched to find Shah and there have been numerous appeals for the public’s help.

Shah’s car was recovered with ballistic damage on Wednesday, 19 June and this, taken with the circumstances of his disappearance, lead to police treating this as a murder inquiry.

Anyone with any information about Shah’s disappearance is asked to call police on 101, or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote Operation Rockton. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

Several arrests have been made as part of the investigation into Shah’s murder.

A 23-year-old-man [A] was arrested on Tuesday, 2 July on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, he has been released under investigation.

Two men – aged 22 [B] and 25 [C] – were arrested on Monday, 8 July on suspicion of murder, kidnap/abduction and perverting the course of justice. [B] Remains on bail, while [C] was released under investigation.

A 20-year-old man [D] was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, kidnap and perverting the course of justice on Wednesday, 31 July. He was subsequently released under investigation pending further enquiries. A 19-year-old man [E] was arrested on Thursday, 29 August on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and kidnap. He was released under investigation.