August 15, 2018 8.48 am This story is over 40 months old

Wanted man in Cleethorpes murder investigation evades police

Further information has been released about Abdi Ali

Police have extended their appeal to find a 28-year-old man in connection with the murder of Shaun Lyall in Cleethorpes.

A week on from Humberside’s most recent media appeal, they have released more information about Abdi Ali’s background in a bid to find him.

Detective Superintendent Tony Cockerill from Humberside Police’s Major Crime Team said: “Abdi Ali’s family moved from Somalia to Sheffield in South Yorkshire where Ali lived most of his life.

“He grew up there, went to school there, and has had previous relationships there. Abdi Ali is still thought to have connections in Sheffield in the Pitsmoor and possibly Shirecliffe areas.

Photo: Humberside Police

“Not a lot is known about his immediate family apart from he may have relatives in London.

“He is believed to have moved to Lancashire then to Cleethorpes in the last year. He’s also known to have links to Merseyside, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Lincolnshire, and Cleveland.

“Information is still coming in which we are following up as part of our investigation to find Abdi Ali. We are working with forces around the UK to find him.

“We are still considering that he has now removed or covered up his distinctive gold tooth. This may have been done professionally or otherwise.

Photo: Humberside Police

“We’re asking again that you continue to contact us with anything that you might have to help us find him.”

Anyone with information can call the incident room on 01482 630699 or 101.

The independent charity Crimestoppers have offered a £5,000 reward for any information. They can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

As reported previously, 44-year-old Shaun Lyall’s body was discovered at a property on Sidney Street in Cleethorpes on Tuesday, July 17.

Four people were initially arrested in connection with the death – one was released on bail, two were released under investigation and one was released unconditionally.

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