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Thursday, 19 December 2019

Detectives have found the remains of a man from Hounslow who vanished in a suspected drugs murder eight months ago.

27-year-old Mohammed Shah Subhani was thought to have been carrying several thousand pounds when he disappeared in May.

His car, with false number plates, was found a month later, abandoned and with bullet holes.

Police do not believe he was killed in the vehicle.

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, from Specialist Crime, who is leading the investigation, said:

“Today we can confirm that we have recovered Mohammed Shah Subhani’s remains. I met with Shah’s family and I broke this awful news to them, something that I hoped I would never have to do. This has been devastating news for Shah’s family at this truly unimaginable time. Shah had everything to live for and was loved by everyone; not only was he murdered, he was prevented a decent and dignified burial.

"I believe that Shah’s discovery is something that his killer(s) were confident would never happen and whilst the worst possible news for his loved ones, it presents a significant springboard for our investigation. I believe this area is known to a small group of people.

"However, as I have said before, we have a substantial amount of land left to search and it is very challenging terrain. Officers, police staff and experts have been forced to build bridges and walkways, and divert significant volumes of water.

“This area is fairly isolated and you would probably have to know it existed, as opposed to it being stumbled across. It is not visible to a passing motorist. But a car parked up would possibly appear out of the norm to locals.

“The wooded area has evidence of spent shotgun cartridges, these are not connected to Shah’s death, but I would be keen to speak to people who use this area, particularly on or after 7th May.

“This is painstaking and complex work as we search for evidence and we are likely to be here for several more weeks while we complete this important task. I am so grateful to the local community who have been so understanding and supportive of the police operation. I do apologise for the inconvenience that you are experiencing. We will continue to strive to keep disruption to a minimum."

DCI McHugh has also revealed for the first time that a key suspect vehicle - the black BMW X5 on cloned plates of YC67 MFY was seen in the Hedgerley Lane area in the days after Shah disappeared on Friday, the 7th of May this year.

The vehicle, which had been stolen overnight from Reading Road in Farnborough, Hampshire on Friday, the 8th of February, was recovered by police on Tuesday, the 3rd of August in Hounslow.
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