Sheffield man wanted over murder features on new poster shared by victim's family

A Sheffield man wanted over a murder features on a new poster shared by the victim’s family in the hope of tracking him down.

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 8:53 am

Abdi Ali is wanted for questioning by detectives investigating the murder of a man in July 2018.

The 30-year-old, who is also known as Mohammed Ismail, Black Johnny, Gulaid and Madman, was born in Somalia but brought up in Sheffield, where he lived until he moved to the east coast in the summer of 2018.

He is believed to hold vital information about the murder of 47-year-old Shaun Lyall, who was tortured and battered to death in his home in Cleethorpes.

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Abdi Ali, from Sheffeld, is wanted for questioning over a murder

Craig Whittle, 46, of Corporation Road, Grimsby, was jailed for life over the murder but jurors in his trial were told that he did not act alone and Sheffield man Abdi Ali was also involved in the killing.

He has links to Shirecliffe and Pitsmoor and has been described by detectives investigating Mr Lyall’s murder as a ‘significant suspect’ in the case.

Mr Lyall was battered with a range of weapons including golf clubs, screwdrivers, a knife, scissors and a length of wood.

The motive for the attack is said to have been missing drugs and cash that Mr Lyall was supposed to have been looking after.

Despite repeated appeals for Ali to come forward to assist police with their enquiries, he continues to evade arrest and remains at large.

Mr Lyall’s family runs a Facebook group where Ali’s photograph is regularly shared in the hope that somebody may recognise him and alert the police to his whereabouts.

A new poster has been shared, urging people who spot Ali to dial 999 immediately.

The poster says: “This man has been labelled extremely dangerous by police, who are hunting him nationwide.

“He could be anywhere, he could be in your town, he could be down your street.

“Please watch out for him.

“Please tell the police immediately.”

Anyone with information on Ali’s whereabouts should call Humberside Police on 101 and quote incident number 517 of July 17.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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