TODAY, Saturday (Apr 11) marks the 10th year anniversary of the murder of Aamir Siddiqi in Cardiff.
17-year-old Aamir was brutally murdered at his family home in Roath on the afternoon of Sunday, April 11 2010 while waiting for his Quran teacher.
One man wanted in connection with his murder, Wales’ most wanted man – Mohammed Ali Ege – has now become one of Europe’s most wanted fugitives.
His face appears on the Europol website as South Wales Police continues to work with the National Crime Agency and international law enforcement agencies to trace the 42-year-old and return him to the UK.
Two other men convicted of Aamir’s murder continue to serve life sentences in prison.
Detective Inspector Stuart Wales, of the South Wales Police Major Crime Investigations Team, was on-duty at Cathays Police Station on the day of the murder. He was also one of the first officers at the scene.
He said: “I recall my police radio crackling into life and it was quite obvious from transmissions over the air from uniform colleagues, from the tone of their voice, that they were dealing with something clearly way above what they would normally deal with, even on 999 calls.
“Aamir was undoubtedly a very promising young man, full of huge amounts of potential.
“A decade may have passed but until Mohammed Ali Ege is located and brought back to the UK, this matter will not go away for South Wales Police.
“Mr Ege now features among 42 other wanted individuals on the Europol website.
“He must be constantly looking over his shoulder and our determination to resolve this matter has never diminished.
“We would ask anyone who has information about his whereabouts to please get in touch – not just for us, but more importantly for Aamir’s family who have always acted with such dignity throughout their 10-year ordeal.”
Aamir’s family continue to be updated and supported by specially-trained family liaison officers. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Mohammed Ali Ege is from the Riverside area of Cardiff.
He fled to India before he could be arrested in connection with the murder and escaped from custody in India in 2017 while awaiting extradition.
Three years on, his current whereabouts remain unknown.
Anybody with information is urged to provide information by using the UK Police Major Incident Public Reporting Site https://mipp.police.uk/operation/62SWP17A31-PO1
Or via the Europol site https://eumostwanted.eu/#/ege-mohammed-ali
Alternatively please contact 101 quoting reference 1700150924 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.