Police hunt continues for man who fled country and evades arrest after Sheffield murder

A police hunt is under way for a man who fled the country following a murder in Sheffield.

Saturday, 17th April 2021, 7:27 am

Ismail Mohamoud Adan was named in court as a man alleged to have been involved in the killing of Jordan Marples-Douglas in Sheffield in March last year.

Jordan, aged 23, was stabbed to death in his home in Woodthorpe when two men were said to have confronted him over a drug debt they were to ‘enforce’.

One of the men, Ben Jones, 26, formerly of Archdale Road, Manor, was found guilty of murder and jailed for life yesterday after a trial.

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Jordan Marples-Douglas, aged 23, was stabbed to death in Sheffield last year

He was ordered to serve a minimum of 21 years behind bars before he can be considered for parole.

The other man police believe to have been involved, Adan, left the UK the following day after his girlfriend booked him a flight to Dubai.

Using his partner Dina Aweimrin’s bank card at Dubai airport, Adan then booked himself a flight to Somalia, where he is believed to be evading arrest.

Aweimrin, 22, was jailed for three years yesterday after being found guilty of assisting an offender.

In a statement issued after Jones and Aweimrin were jailed yesterday, Jordan’s family issued a statement in which his loved ones said: “Despite the trial coming to an end it does not bring closure for us as a family.

“There is still a suspect outstanding who fled the UK in the days following Jordan's murder. We hope one day justice will take its course.”

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Palmer, who led the murder probe, said: “Jones will now spend a considerable period of time behind bars for his extreme violence that night.

“Aweimrin has also rightly been served a custodial sentence for her actions, which led to another man fleeing the country and evading the authorities. Our efforts to trace him continue.”

Aweimrin pleaded not guilty to assisting an offender, claiming she thought her boyfriend had to leave the country because of an ill relative.

She denied knowing that Jordan had been killed.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Adan should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

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