Police hunt continues for Sheffield man wanted over murder

A Sheffield man wanted for questioning over a murder is still on the run today over one year on from the killing.

Monday, 19th August 2019, 12:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 5:35 pm

Abdi Ali, aged 29, is wanted by Humberside Police over the murder of 47-year-old Shaun Lyall on Tuesday, July 17, last year.

Known as ‘Madman’, ‘Johnny’ and ‘Gulaid’, Ali is believed to hold vital information about the murder.

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Abdi Ali

Mr Lyall is believed to have been attacked by a number of people using a range of weapons in his own home.

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A £5,000 reward has been offered by Crimestoppers for information leading to his arrest.

Ali, 29, was born in Somalia but moved to Sheffield as a child and spent most of his life there until he moved to the east coast last summer.

He has links to the Shirecliffe and Pitsmoor areas of Sheffield.

Despite repeated appeals for Ali to come forward he has not yet made contact with the police.

Craig Whittle, 45, from Corporation Road, Grimsby, has been charged with assisting an offender in relation to the murder.

He is alleged to have washed Mr Lyall’s body after the attack and disposed of blood stained footwear.

He was also charged with affray, possession of a knife in a public place and two counts of possession of a class A drug with intent to supply in relation to an incident in Blackpool on July 13, 2018.

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.