Police return to scene of murder in Sheffield two weeks after brutal attack

Zabair Hussain
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Police officers investigating a murder in Sheffield returned to the scene of the crime last night - two weeks on from the killing.

They re-visited Staniforth Road, Darnall, where 41-year-old Zabair Hussain was attacked and run over on New Year’s Eve.

The dad-of-one is believed to have been involved in an ‘altercation’ involving a group of men in the middle of the road moments before he was killed.

Last night officers handed out leaflets in a variety of languages to residents living in the city suburb.

They also stopped motorists in Darnall asking if they were in the area on the night of the attack.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Handley, leading the police probe, said: “The activity marks two weeks since Mr Hussain was subjected to a brutal and sustained assault.

“From the information we’ve received so far, we understand that a group of men were involved in an altercation in the middle of Staniforth Road at around 11.20pm and believe that several motorists may have had to take evasive action to avoid the men.

“We need to hear from those individuals, we need to hear from those people living locally that may not yet have come forward, to understand what took place two weeks ago tonight and what lead to Mr Hussain’s death.”

Officers are keen to trace a grey Peugeot 307, with the registration number MC57 BZP, seen in Staniforth Road on the night of the attack.

DCI Handley added: “We continue to appeal for the whereabouts of a grey Peugeot 307, registration number MC57 BZP, seen in Staniforth Road before and after the alleged assault. This has not yet been found.

“To ensure that we gather as much information as possible about the events leading up to Mr Hussain’s death, we’ve translated this appeal into several different languages because we must speak to as many members of the community as we can.”

Idris Sadiq, 30, of Darnall Road, Darnall, has been charged with murder.

He has been remanded in custody pending an appearance at Sheffield Crown Court next month.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 55511.