Community Help Needed Over Bradford Dad Murder

20 January 2012, 14:06 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Homicide detectives investigating the murder of Bradford man, Amjad Hussain, make a direct appeal to his community in Bradford to help find his killer.

The 31 year old's body was found in his home near undercliffe last thursday following a fire at the property.

A post mortem found he's died from shock and blood loss from severe neck injury from a heavy bladed weapon. The fire wasn't the cause of his death and was just to try and destroy evidence.

A team of 40 specialist homicide officers and staff are investigating the murder of the 31-year-old who is a dad to a 9 year-old son, married and well known in the community.

Business Dealings

Detective Superintendent Paul Taylor who is leading the enquiry, said: "Enquires are continuing around the clock into this crime but what we really need is information from within Amjad's local community in Bradford about his background and business.

"This was a hard working man who we believe had a number of private business dealings which are something of a mystery to us at the moment and may prove significant to enquiries. These were to support his family and it is vital we learn more about these to uncover why someone would want to kill him.

"Amjad was murdered in a particularly brutal and calculated fashion and we need to get the person responsible off the streets as soon as possible."

Specialist Phone Lines

He added: "Specialist phone lines staffed by officers speaking in Pakistani dialects, including Mirpuri, will be available from 12 noon today (Friday) through the day and then through the day on Saturday until 11pm, for members of the Pakistani communities who want to speak in their native language.

“I can promise all information received will be handled sensitively and I would urge anyone who knows Amjad or had details about his lifestyle and business away from work and home to contact us as a matter of urgency.

"Someone out there knows why he died and we need to hear from them."

The specialist phone line manned by Pakistani speakers can be contacted on 01924 334711.