POLICE investigating the murder of a man found stabbed to death exactly a year ago this weekend have released new images of people they want to speak to.
Ibrahim Ismail, who studied in Solihull, was found dead outside Raxo Shisha lounge in Moseley Street, Highgate, Birmingham at 3.30am on December 17 last year.
While no one has been charged with the murder, detectives have arrested 19 people in connection with the events of that night. Nine remain on police bail.
Today (December 18), West Midlands police have released new images showing a number of people who were in the area at around the time the 23-year-old was stabbed.
Mr Ismail, who was originally from Syria, had been living in Birmingham.
He had been working at a number of Shisha lounges in the area at the time of his death.
He died as a result of a stab wound to his heart and was also stabbed in the back.
Detective inspector Caroline Corfield, who is leading the investigation, said: “Today marks the anniversary of the murder of Ibrahim Ismail, and I am appealing again for witnesses who can help us piece together exactly what happened on that tragic night.
“The investigation continues but we have yet to charge anyone in connection with Ibrahim’s death.
“While many people have assisted the investigation I know we have not traced everyone who was at the scene that night and I am asking anyone who was there or who can identify anyone at the scene to get in touch with the investigation team.
“There are also likely to be people who hold valuable information who have been hoping the investigation would discover that information without their help; I hope those people can find it in their hearts to come forward now to help us seek justice for Ibrahim’s family.”
Call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.