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Appeal over gun killing robbery

Category: England

Published: 10th Dec 2009 07:28:13

A week after a student was shot dead and robbed of £10,000 in Greater Manchester, police have appealed again for witnesses to come forward.

Khurram Ashraf, 30, was shot in the stomach as he left his place of work at a money exchange firm in Longsight. The gunman fled with the cash and a laptop.

The part-time student and cashier, from Pakistan, died seven hours later in hospital.

Three men have been charged with his murder and are in custody.

Police will be revisiting the scene of the shooting, on Stamford Road, and are continuing to appeal to any witnesses to come forward.

Det Supt Julian Ross, who is leading the investigation, said: "Although we have made arrests and charged three people, our inquiries are still ongoing and we are continuing to ask that anyone with information comes forward so we can find out exactly what happened on the night Khurram was killed.

'Extensive support'

"I appreciate this might cause some concern in the community, so I would like to stress the aim of the operation is to both continue our inquiries and have officers on the streets that people can speak to.

"We have been working with members of the local community, as well as representatives from local mosques and the extensive support they have provided us with has been invaluable."

Mohammed Ali Mahmood, 29, Junaid Anjum, 25, both of Longsight and Sufyan Butt, 26, of Levenshulme, appeared before Manchester magistrates on Wednesday.

All three were remanded into custody until 16 December.

No pleas were entered and there were no applications for bail.

Mr Ashraf originally came from the city of Gujranwala in Pakistan, where he lived with his family.

He had studied literature before coming to the UK in 2005 to study business and had worked part-time during his studies.

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