Sheffield suspect wanted over murder remains on the run despite £5,000 Crimestoppers reward

A Sheffield man wanted over a murder in which another man was battered with golf clubs, screwdrivers, a knife, scissors and length of wood remains on the run.

Wednesday, 1st January 2020, 10:18 am

Abdi Ali, aged 29, has been named as a prime suspect in the murder of 47-year-old Shaun Lyall, who was attacked in his home in Cleethorpes in July last year.

Ali is believed to hold vital information and has been described as a ‘significant suspect’ by Humberside Police.

But while Craig Whittle 45, of Corporation Road, Grimsby, spends New Year’s Day in prison after being jailed for life over the murder last month, Ali continues to evade arrest by ignoring repeated appeals for him to come forward to help police with their enquiries.

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Abdi Ali, from Sheffield, is wanted over a murder

A £5,000 Crimestoppers reward for information leading to Ali’s arrest has so far failed to yield any results.

Jurors in Whittle's trial heard the prosecution claim that the motive for murder was missing drugs and cash that Mr Lyall was supposed to have been looking after.

Judge Paul Watson QC, sitting at Hull Crown Court, described the attack on Mr Lyall as having all the ‘hallmarks of extreme violence’ and said it was a ‘ferocious and sustained attack’.

Serena Lyall, Mr Lyall's mother, has set up a Facebook page in which she posts regular updates about the ongoing hunt for Ali, who is originally from 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.