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UPDATE: New appeal to find Mohammed Shah Subhani

News   •   Jun 12, 2019 12:38 BST

[Mohammed Shah Subhani]

Detectives investigating the disappearance of a father-to-be from Heston have announced a £20,000 reward. 

Police were called on Tuesday, 7 May after 27-year-old Mohammed Shah Subhani failed to return to his home in Hounslow, west London. 

His family reported him as missing shortly before midnight, having seen him last at 12:30hrs that same day.

Officers are now calling for the wall of silence, which they believe to be surrounding his disappearance, to come to an end.

Mohammed’s white Audi Q3, registration LC67 CXS – an image of which was previously released by the Met – is also yet to be found. 

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “Mohammed, who is also known as Shah Khan, is incredibly close to his family and is only a few months away from becoming a father for the first time, so clearly his absence is having a devastating impact. 

“We cannot reiterate enough how unusual his lack of contact with them is and we are doing everything we can to understand why he hasn’t come home. 

“We believe there are a number of people who may have information which could assist the investigation; but they are staying silent. 

“The £20,000 Met reward is being offered for both information leading to the whereabouts of Mohammed, and also information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of anyone connected with his disappearance.

“We know that Mohammed has not been admitted to hospital, accessed his bank account, nor made any calls from either of his mobile phones since Tuesday, 7 May. 

“When you remove the possibility that he taken his own life, left the area voluntarily, or had an accident, there is a strong suggestion that there has been third party involvement in him going missing. 

“I believe that Mohammed’s disappearance might be linked to some criminality in which he could have become involved.

“Inquiries suggest, that after Mohammed lost his job as a courier, he may have started to deal cannabis. 

“We are keen to hear from anyone who had anything to do with this aspect of his life, particularly on 7 May when he was last seen.

“Information suggests that Mohammed was in debt and attended the police station in the hope that he was to collect £4,800 from a matter that was not proceeded with. The money was not available – as it had been banked. 

“He then went to an industrial premises on Derby Road, Hounslow where he met an associate who owed him £5,000. We believe that this money was paid. 

“Mohammed should have been in possession of at least £9,800, if someone knew this it could be significant. 

“I believe that Mohammed has got out of his depth in some kind of criminal activity. 

“At this time there is a wall of silence and people are in the know, we need those people to come forward and tell us what they know.” 

Officers previously released an image of what is believed to be his car. 

The white Audi Q3 was captured on CCTV traveling south on Hanworth Road, towards Whitton Road, in Hounslow at around 15:17hrs on 7 May.

The car had triggered an ANPR hit a short distance away on the A4, Transport Avenue, in Brentford around ten minutes earlier. A timeline of the car’s movements is detailed below. 

DCI McHugh added: “This is an investigation where I hope I am wrong, but I fear that Mohammed may have come to some harm.

“From meeting his family and scrutinizing his lifestyle, it is apparent that all of his routine activities have stopped. For me the disappearance of his car is astonishing, it could well be on false registration number plates and may well have been parked up. 

“This is where we need the public’s help. Maybe a white Audi Q3 suddenly appeared on your street or local car park and it hasn’t moved. 

“Mohammed hasn’t contacted his family, which is unheard of. They have described that he is carer for his ill father and he was elated that his partner is pregnant.

“Contact my team or Crimestoppers anonymously if you have information which can help us. 

“Anything you share will be carefully assessed and acted upon where appropriate.”

Quirat Subhani, sister of Mohammed: "I never thought the day would come where me and my family would be sitting here appealing to the public to help find my brother Shah. It's now been over a month that my brother Shah has been missing. What can I say about Shah? I have only good things to say about Shah, Shah is one of the nicest people in the world, God blessed me with three lovely brothers and all my siblings will agree when I say this, Shah is definitely number one, my family will agree when I say he is the best son, the best brother, the most amazing partner and the most amazing uncle anyone could ever ask for. My family have been desperately searching for answers for over a month, we've been sitting down, praying and hoping that someone will come forward and tell us where our shah is and what has happened. My heart hurts to think what could've possibly happened to my kind hearted brother, he is such an amazing, soft spoken, kind hearted, respectful and loving person. I am hoping God will return him back to us safely for my mum and dads sake, for his unborn baby’s sake, however I believe two things, I think someone might be keeping Shah just to prove a point or somebody might of hurt him and they might of dumped him, if someone has killed our Shah, we deserve to know. I am praying Shah will come home and somebody out there will help us, I’m begging the public for help, imagine it was your son or your brother, imagine your parents going through what my parents are going through. Please just pick up the phone and get in touch with the family or the police, imagine your parents going through what my parents are going through.

Shah wherever you are just know that we love you and we will never stop looking for you. We will find you and we will bring you home. Remember your Mum and dad love you, your brothers and sisters love you, we all love you and we will find you and we will bring you home. Our lives have stopped, I was supposed to be getting married in eight days, I cancelled my wedding because without my brother, I can never be happy, no one is going work no one is eating, no one is sleeping. We are continuously praying, we are driving up and down hoping and praying that we might find Shah, We might find his car, I appeal to the public, please anybody if you know anything just pick up the phone and call us or call the police, you will help me and my family, you will give us our everything back."

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC quote 19MIS017114.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Further information about Mohammed’s movements on Tuesday, 7 May:

Mohammed attended Acton Police Station between 13:47hrs and 14:31hrs for a prior appointment and detectives believe that he then had a meeting at a business on an industrial site in Derby Road, Hounslow, TW3.

Mohammed had two phones and they connected to the network at 15:55hrs and 21:04hrs. The later call was still within the Hounslow area. 

Although it is not possible to ascertain if it was Mohammed driving the car at this time, detectives have established what they believe to be the timeline of his car – an Audi Q3, registration LC67 CXS - captured on CCTV on Tuesday, May 7, the day he was reported missing. 

15:09hrs: car seen traveling southbound Hanworth Road.
15:11hrs: car travels on Whitton Road past Hounslow Railway Station.
15:19hrs: car turns left from Hanworth Road into Derby Road and parks close to.
15:49hrs: car is seen traveling south on Whitton Road generally in the direction of Park Road. This is the last sighting of the car.