22/02/2019

Thousands of Inquiries Underway in Naheed Khan Investigation

Officers investigating the suspected murder of Naheed Khan, 43, are carrying out over 2,000 lines of inquiry.

Naheed Khan has been missing since May 2018, and officers launched a murder inquiry in January this year in a bid to find out what has happened to her.

Appeals on the case have reached over 300,000 people so far on the Force’s social media accounts, which has assisted in gaining important information from members of the public who have called in.

Police are optimistic about the response they have received to date and would again urge anyone who may have information about the case to call them.

Officers have now carried out:

• 2136 lines of inquiry
• 292 formal interviews 
• 933 witnesses spoken to
• 582 locations of interest
• 700 evidential exhibits collected 
• 3763 items to assess in significance to the inquiry
• Around 3000 ‘Have you seen Naheed?’ leaflets distributed

Chief Superintendent Jon Green said: “Our dedicated team of officers have been working around the clock in a bid to trace Naheed and we are extremely grateful to those people who have come forward already.

“All information is relevant to us, no matter how insignificant you think it is. Your information could help us solve Naheed’s disappearance and put an end to the daily torment the family are currently suffering.

“I would particularly like to highlight the information that we have received via Crimestoppers. If you happen to be one of the people who called Crimestoppers, we are keen for you to come forward and speak to us as you could help to solve Naheed’s disappearance. All information will be treated with the upmost sensitivity.

“I would also like to re-appeal to those with CCTV systems and vehicle dashcam footage from May 2018, particularly on Sunday 6th May in central Middlesbrough where we believe Naheed withdrew cash at an ATM machine outside Adils Pizzeria at the junction between Marton Road and Southfield Road in Middlesbrough."

Anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, should contact Cleveland Police on 101 and say that they have information to help in the Naheed Khan case.

Information can also be passed anonymously to us via the UK Police Portal: https://mipp.police.uk
Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Naheed has links in Stockton, Middlesbrough and Thornaby. She is described as being of Asian appearance, of slim build and around 5ft 6” tall, with long, dark hair.