Mum issues heart-wrenching plea for help to find Sheffield man wanted over son's murder

The mum of a murder victim has issued a heart-wrenching appeal for information to help police track down a Sheffield man wanted over the death.

Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 2:20 pm

Shaun Lyall, aged 47, was brutally attacked in his Cleethorpes home in July 2018.

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Golf clubs, screwdrivers, a knife, scissors and length of wood were among the weapons used to batter Mr Lyall, with the motive for the attack said to have been missing drugs and cash that he was supposed to have been looking after.

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Sheffield man Abdi Ali is wanted for questioning by the police over a murder

Grimsby man Craig Whittle was jailed for life over the murder but jurors in his trial were told that Abdi Ali, from Sheffield, was also involved.

The 29-year-old has been named by detectives as a ‘significant suspect’ and his photograph has been released.

Ali, known as ‘Madman’, ‘Madders’ and ‘Gulaid’, was born in Somalia but moved to Sheffield as a child.

He moved to the east coast in the summer of 2018 but still has links to Pitsmoor and Shirecliffe in Sheffield.

Posting on a Facebook page she set up about her fight for justice, Mr Lyall’s mum, Serena, said: "Can I ask everyone to share a post for Shaun from our group.

“Lets flood Facebook with the picture of the prime suspects for his brutal and senseless torture and murder.

“Let the perpetrators know that when they took screwdrivers and golf clubs scissors and a knife and battered and butchered my son to death, they murdered a somebody – not a nobody.

“A somebody that will never be forgotten.

“A somebody that deserves justice.

“A somebody with a family and friends who will never give up until justice is served.”

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