Date: 16 Sep 2010
Place: Green Lane, Edgware, London
Imran Farooq was stabbed to death outside his home.
He was a Pakistani politician and was said to have been being watched beforehand. He had also been a member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and had been living in the UK in exile for the last ten years.
He was stabbed multiple times at about 5.30pm on 16 September 2010 and had been beaten about the head with a brick.
Inestigations indicated that four people that had been seen near his home watching in were likely suspects. It was said they they had also followed him on foot and by car.
The police said that two knives which were found at the scene had been used in the attack, one with a with a five inch blade and branded Ausbein Messer and the other with a five-and-a-half inch blade branded Schinken Messer.
CCTV footage showed Imran Farooq in a number of places through the day including entering Edgware underground station, a supermarket in Old Street and about an hour before he was attacked at Old Street tube station and then Edgware station. He was last tracked by CCTV about ten minutes before he was killed by CCTV from a number 204 bus that passed him at 5.24pm on Station Road.
The cause of death was stab wounds and blunt trauma to the head.
Two suspects who were known to have entered the UK on student visas and had lived in the Stanmore area were said to have left the country later in the evening that Imran Farooq was killed. One of the men had entered the UK between February 2010 and 16 September 2010 and the other between early September 2010 and 16 September 2010. The two men were thought to have then gone to Pakistan.
The police said 'Dr Farooq's murder would have required careful planning and help from other people, some of whom may have provided assistance or information unwittingly.'. A man was later arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
The police said that another line of enquiry was the suggestion that Imran Farooq had been planning to break away from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement leadership and launch his own independent political career.
In June 2013 the police raided two homes in connection with their investigations but with any success.
In total eight people were interviewed by the police under caution and ten homes raided.