Investigating officer thanks public for their help in Sheffield murder investigation
On Saturday 04 March, officers and PCSOs appealed directly to members of the public by handing out flyers and speaking with residents in the Upperthorpe area of Sheffield, on the two week anniversary since the shooting of Aseel Al-Essaie.
Mr Al-Essaie was shot at around 1.35pm on Saturday 18 February in Daniel Hill, Sheffield. He was taken to hospital but died a short time later.
Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Steve Whittaker said: “I would like to thank everyone who came forward on Saturday to speak to and give information to police in relation to Mr Al-Essaie’s death.
“All of the information gathered has been extremely useful in relation to the enquiries we are making in connection with the investigation.
“The investigation is still on going and I would like to urge anyone who may have witnessed the fatal shooting or was in the area at the time of the incident, to please come forward as they may be able to assist with our enquiries.
“Any piece or information, no matter how small or irrelevant you believe it to be, could be crucial to our investigation.”
A total of eight people – four men, two women and two teenage boys – have so far been arrested in connection with Mr Al-Essaie’s death and have been bailed pending further enquiries.
If you have any information that could help, please call 101 quoting incident number 571 of 18 February 2017. You can also give information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.