03/05/2019

Naheed Khan Murder Investigation Continues One Year On

Monday 6th May 2019 marks one year since missing Naheed Khan’s bank account was last accessed.

Naheed Money was withdrawn from her account at an ATM machine at Adils Pizzeria at the junction of Marton Road and Southfield Road in Middlesbrough at 5:04pm on Sunday 6th May 2018 (a Bank Holiday weekend).

43-year-old Naheed Khan was last seen in early May 2018 and following months of investigation her disappearance detectives declared that they were launching a murder investigation earlier this year.

Over the last year, a team of dedicated officers have worked tirelessly in a bid to try and find her and so far have conducted the following:

• Almost 3,000 lines of inquiry
• Taken 378 statements from witnesses
• Completed 450 house-to-house enquiries
• 6,500 items recovered for evidential assessment
• 900 telephone numbers logged for investigation
• Identified over 1,500 potential witnesses
• Nearly 80 vehicles have been recorded and investigated
• Reached over 600,000 people via Facebook with appeals/ releases
• Various sites/ properties have been searched
• Thousands of posters & beer mats with Naheed’s photo distributed
• Over 350 third party organisations are also assisting the enquiry

Detective Chief Superintendent Jon Green said: “It has now been a year since Naheed’s bank account was last accessed and no one has heard from her or seen her since.“I am asking people to think back to last year’s bank holiday, it was the weekend of Friday 4th May to Monday 7th May. Where were you at this time? If you were in central Middlesbrough, did you see Naheed Khan? Did you see anything suspicious?

“You could have important information which could help solve this case. We would urge anyone with information which could assist officers with the investigation to come forward."

Naheed’s mum, Gazala Khan said: “It is heart breaking that it has been a year since I last saw my daughter and we still have no idea what has happened to her or where she is.
“We as her family have not been able to give Naheed the dignity or respect of laying her to rest. We live with the constant sorrow of her loss and the painful speculation of a tragic outcome until this is resolved.”

Independent charity Crimestoppers is now offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information they receive that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the suspected murder of Naheed Khan: https://bit.ly/2FW7NLu

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.

Officers arrested a 39-year-old man in February in connection with the disappearance of Naheed. He is still released under investigation pending further enquiries.

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

Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at www.Crimestoppers-uk.org.

Detective Chief Superintendent Jon Green