Police have said that a takeaway driver was killed, after suffering fatal wounds, inflicted by a bladed weapon, possibly axe or meat cleaver, after being deliberately lured to his death in the Black country. Nine people were arrested but were later released without charge.
Last April, Yasar Abbas, 28, was delivering what turned out to be a bogus order for a Chinese Takeaway when he was trapped by masked men in Madison Avenue, Alumwell.
The father-of-two, pictured, died four days later from serious head injuries at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Despite the Crimestoppers charity pledging a £10,000 reward leading to the conviction of his killer, police are no closer to solving the crime.
Det Insp Plant said: “This wasn’t a random attack. I believe this to be a premeditated attack which was planned and organised to lure Mr Abbas to Madison Avenue to facilitate the attack.”
The victim had worked for the Moon Palace Takeaway from Friday to Sunday before returning to Blackburn to join his wife Shabnam Bi, who was pregnant with their second child when he was murdered.
The family has appealed for his killer to be caught.