December 7 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 16, 2013
Police are appealing for information on the third anniversary of the death of a doctor who was stabbed multiple times outside his home.
Dr Imran Farooq was on his way home from work when he was attacked in Green Lane, Edgware, on September 16 2010.
The 50-year-old died as a result of multiple stab wounds and blunt trauma to the head. A five and a half inch-bladed kitchen knife and a house brick used in the attack were recovered at the scene.
Detectives from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) have so far spoken to 4,076 people, reviewed 6,350 documents and followed up 2,114 lines of inquiry.
Officers believe the attack on Dr Farooq would have required careful planning and help from other people, some of whom may have provided assistance or information unwittingly.
Detectives believe that Dr Farooq was about to launch a new independent political career before his death and this remains a key line of inquiry in this investigation.
Police know that in July 2010, Dr Farooq set up a Facebook profile and amassed a large number of contacts through this social network. However, the Met says it retains an open mind as to his the motive behind Dr Farooq’s death.
On June 24 this year, officers arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to murder at Heathrow after landing at the airport on a flight from Canada. He was taken to a west London police station and later released under bail to return to a police station at a date later in September.
A reward of up to £20,000 is being offered for anyone providing information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of those responsible for Dr Farooq’s death.
The attack on Dr Farooq happened shortly before 5.30pm.
Anyone with information call the police incident room on 020 7230 2717 or email at SO15Mailbox-.DrFarooqMurder@met.police.uk, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.