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9 February 2010, 16:05 | Updated: 10 February 2010, 10:35
Detectives from the Major Crime Branch have today issued details of a second man they wish to trace in relation to the murder of Ahmed Remon Hayder.
Shahadat Mollah Sohag, (pictured right) also known as Shamim or Shannan, is 21 years old and is believed to be living in London. He is thought to be key to the murder investigation of Ahmed Remon Hayder, who was found dead at his home on Monday, 1 February.
Ahmed Remon Hayder, 27, who was known as Ray, (pictured below) died after suffering serious head injuries whilst he was in the living accommodation of the Moon of India restaurant in Sutton Park Road, Seaford. It is believed that more than one weapon was used in the attack but none have so far been found. Forensic examinations continue at the scene as the investigation continues.
Tribute from Ahmed Remon Hayder's family
Sussex Police are working closely with the Metropolitan Police in an effort to trace Shahadat, who was seen on Thursday in the Tower Hamlets area. He is not thought to have any connection with Seaford, where the murder took place.
Following an arrest on Friday, Mohammed Anhar, 33, of East London, appeared before Lewes Crown Court yesterday charged with the murder of his cousin Ahmed Remon Hayder, and aggravated burglary. He has been remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Court Court tomorrow for a preliminary hearing.
DCI Adam Hibbert, who is leading the investigation, said: "I have issued Shahadat's name and photograph because I believe he is key to this investigation and there is a strong possibility that he may be trying to leave the country.
"He is a Bangladeshi man who arrived in the UK six months ago. He has lived and studied in London, and is not known by the victim's family and has no links with Sussex as far as we know. He is described as of medium build and has black short hair and brown eyes.
"We are working closely with our colleagues in London in an effort to trace him. An all ports warning has been issued to stop him leaving the country. If anyone recognises him and has information as to where he may be they should contact us. I would warn that no one approaches him but urgently contacts police on 0845 60 70 999 quoting Operation Scotsford or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
Mr Hayder was managing the family-run restaurant while his parents were on holiday in Bangladesh in the week leading up to his death.
A British national of Bangladeshi descent, he had lived in Seaford all his life and was last seen by restaurant staff at 11pm last Sunday.
Staff at Plans Architectural Design Shop called police on Monday afternoon after spotting blood dripping from the flat above their offices in the corner of their ceiling.