£50,000 Reward Offered to Trace Killers of Junaid Khan, 21, Shot Dead in Oldham

Junaid Khan from Oldham was shot multiple times just after midnight on Thursday 9 July 2009 outside Block Lane Surgery on Block Lane in Chadderton.

A £50,000 reward has been offered in a bid to trace the killers of Junaid Khan who was shot dead in Oldham ten years ago at the age of 21.

Mumtaz Khan, the father of murder victim is offering most of his pension as a reward in a bid to get justice for his son before he dies, he has put up £15,000 in a bid to see the killer of Junaid Khan, convicted.

Appealing for information, Mr Khan’s sister Raheela Durrani said it is “really painful knowing there is someone out there that’s responsible”.

Mr Khan, of Cotton Mill Crescent in Oldham, had been visiting friends when he was shot with an automatic weapon on returning to his car outside Block Lane Surgery.

The offenders fled in a silver Mitsubishi Shogun with the registration number YP57 XSH, which was later found burnt out, Greater Manchester Police said.

Four men went on trial for his murder in June 2011, but all were cleared by a jury.

Initially a fifth suspect was wanted in connection with the case. He is believed to be in Pakistan, but Crown lawyers later advised police there was no case to pursue in relation to him.

Junaid was one of five siblings. His sister, Raheela named her son, now five, after her brother.

The family were so affected by the murder they moved from Oldham to Bury. But Mumtaz, and his wife Taj Mahal Khan, 62, still hope police will make a breakthrough in the investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector James Faulkner, of GMP’s Oldham District, said: “In the lead up to the 10th anniversary of Junaid’s death, I would like to take this opportunity to stress just how committed Greater Manchester Police remain to seeking justice for his ruthless and brutal murder.

“We’re still striving to provide Junaid’s family with the answers they deserve and a decade on, we’re continuing to appeal for the public’s help to trace those responsible.

“Please, help us give Junaid’s family the justice they deserve. Anyone with information about Junaid’s murder should contact police on 0161 856 8972, via 101 or via the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”