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Mansoor Mahmood murder: Reward for finding suspect in Brierley Hill High Street murder hits £6,000

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The hunt for a suspect in a murder has been stepped up with the reward for information tripled - thanks partly to money put up by the family of the victim.

Niron Parker-Lee

Niron Parker-Lee is wanted in connection with the death of Mansoor Mahmood, who was stabbed to death in Brierley Hill’s High Street on October 15.

Despite an appeal by West Midlands Police, charity Crimestoppers and BBC One's Crimewatch, Parker-Lee has evaded arrest.

MORE: Brierley Hill murder victim Mansoor Mahmood was carer for his wife before stabbing

Prime suspect named as 'dangerous' teenager

Today, Crimestoppers has renewed its appeal for information on the whereabouts of the 19-year-old.

And thanks to money raised by the family, the reward has gone up from £2,000 to £6,000.

Mr Mahmood died after being stabbed in the stomach outside Dixi Chicken takeaway.

Victim Niron Parker-Lee, and the scene of his murder

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Pauline Hadley, Crimestoppers’ regional manager for the West Midlands, said: “Mr Mahmood’s wife and family are desperate for answers and they deserve to see justice.

"This poor young man died after being senselessly attacked with a knife on a busy street in Brierley Hill.

“Nineteen-year-old Niron Parker-Lee must be found as he is wanted for questioning regarding this crime."

Anyone who comes across Parker-Lee, however, has been urged not to approach him.

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Police look for clues after the killing

Ms Hadley added: "Parker-Lee should not be approached by the public as he is described as dangerous.

"Someone somewhere will know where he is and they can contact our charity’s UK contact centre on the phone or online whilst remaining 100 per cent anonymous.”

Detective Inspector Harry Harrison said he believed it was a targeted attack.

Officers scoured CCTV and named 19-year-old Niron Parker-Lee, also from Brierley Hill, as the key suspect.

He said: “Someone knows where this man is and I’d remind them that harbouring a wanted man is a criminal offence.”

Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Alex Ross

By Alex Ross
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