LONDON: The family of Mohammed Shah Subhani have joined detectives investigating his disappearance and murder to make a new appeal to the public to come forward with information that could help the Met bring those responsible to justice.
According to Met Police, his family spoke in public on Tuesday, (January 7) for the first time since it was confirmed that human remains found in a wooded area adjacent to Hedgerley Lane, Beaconsfield, belonged to Shah. Specialist officers continue to search the large area as part of their extensive enquiries in the case.
During a visit to the site to lay flowers, pray and pay tribute to their beloved son, brother and partner, they urged members of the public to come forward if they had seen the key suspect vehicle – the black BMW X5 on cloned plates of YC67 MFY – or its two occupants when it was seen loitering in Hedgerley Lane in the days after Friday, 7 May last year.
The vehicle, which had been stolen overnight from Reading Road in Farnborough, Hampshire on Friday, 8 February, was later recovered by police on Tuesday, 3 August in Hounslow. They family also renewed their pleas for any other pieces of information that could prove beneficial to progressing the police investigation. Detectives have made a number of arrests in connection with their investigation:
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.
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.
A 22-year-old man [F] was arrested at an address in west London on Tuesday, 22 October on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. In addition, a search warrant was executed at a residential address in west London. He was later released under investigation.
A 22-year-old man [G] was arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday, 9 December. He has been bailed to return to a police station at a later date.
A 67-year-old woman [H] who was arrested at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, 17 December on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, assisting an offender and making a false statement has been bailed to return to a police station at a later date.
A 19-year-old man [E] was re-arrested at Heathrow Airport on Friday 20 December on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, perverting the course of justice, and preventing a lawful burial. He was released under investigation. [E] was first arrested on 29 August on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and kidnap.
Anyone with any information about Shah’s disappearance is asked to conctact police on 101, or via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote Operation Rockton. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.
A substantial reward of £20,000 remains on offer for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved.