New police appeal to find Mohammed Ali Ege, dubbed 'Wales's most wanted man'

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Police have released new images of a suspect dubbed "Wales's most wanted man" who is being hunted after a teenager was fatally stabbed in a case of mistaken identity.

Mohammed Ali Ege, 42, fled to India before he could be arrested over the death of 17-year-old Aamir Siddiqi, who was stabbed at his family home in Cardiff in 2010.

Ege was arrested in India in 2013 but escaped from custody in 2017 while awaiting extradition.

South Wales Police, who have described Ege as Wales's most wanted man, said his whereabouts remain unknown.

And they have now released new images of the suspect, taken following his arrest in India, in the hope it will lead to recent sightings being reported.

Ben Hope, 39, and Jason Richards, 38, both from Cardiff, were each paid £1,000 in "blood money" to murder a middle-aged family man who owed money to a businessman.

But a court was told, the "hit" went wrong when the balaclava-clad killers, who were high on drugs, went to the wrong address in Roath, Cardiff, in April 2010 and murdered teenager Mr Siddiqi by mistake.

They were convicted of Aamir's murder on April 11 in 2010, and were sentenced to life in prison.

Ever since, police have wanted to speak to Ege as they believe he can help with their inquiries.

A South Wales Police spokeswoman said: "We continue to work with the National Crime Agency and international law enforcement agencies to trace Ege and return him to the UK."

She added: "Aamir's family continue to be updated and supported by specially-trained family liaison officers.

"We urge anyone with information about the whereabouts of Mohammed Ali Ege to get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Incident Public Portal or to contact South Wales Police on 101 quoting reference 1700150924.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111.