Agony continues for family of Sheffield man shot dead nearly 11 years ago

The murder of a takeaway boss shot dead while delivering an order remains unsolved, nearly 11 years on.

Saturday, 6th June 2020, 11:14 am
Updated Saturday, 6th June 2020, 11:14 am

Safrajur Jahangir, aged 23, was killed in August 2009 as he pulled up in Scraith Wood Drive, Shirecliffe, to deliver a curry.

It turned out that a bogus order had been placed to lure the takeaway boss to the spot where a gunman was lying in wait for him.

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Safrajur Jahangir was shot dead in Sheffield nearly 11 years ago

He was shot in his head at point blank range in what detectives at the time described as an ‘organised hit’.

Safrajur, who was known as Shaju and was from Darnall, ran the Spice Hut on Middlewood Road, Hillsborough.

Six men went on trial in 2010 accused of conspiracy to murder, with detectives believing they were all involved in a plot to kill.

It was claimed that a hitman had been paid £15,000 to carry out the shooting but that he later died of a heroin overdose before he could be charged.

The police probe focused on a long-running feud between two Asian families.

But the trial of the suspects accused of planning the murder collapsed in what was called a 'disaster for the criminal justice system' and the men walked free.

A seventh man, who was also charged over the murder but had been deemed unfit to stand trial, was also found not guilty.

The trial was stopped when it emerged that South Yorkshire Police had failed to disclose to the defence teams all the evidence gathered by the force during the investigation, which was said to have denied the defendants the right to a fair trial.

Nobody else has ever been arrested or charged, with the murder one of a number of unsolved cases still on South Yorkshire Police’s books.

Among those for which nobody has yet been charged is the murder of Kavan Brissett, 21, who was stabbed off Langsett Walk, Upperthorpe, on August 14, 2018.

Detectives are also investigating the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Isaiah Usen-Satchell, who was stabbed close to his Norfolk Park home in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

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