Police warn public 'do not approach' man believed to be involved in death of Nottingham Forest youth player

West Midlands Police say the public should not approach a man believed to be involved in the death of a former Nottingham Forest youth player. Sekou Doucoure was stabbed to death on a petrol station forecourt in Birmingham in 2022.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, the 16-year-old couldn't be saved. Two people have since been jailed for manslaughter, with jurors hearing that the former Forest youngster was chased by gang members involved in a "postcode war".

Sekou had been riding an electric scooter when he was spotted by Pierre Thomas. The 18-year-old, an unnamed man and a 16-year-old who cannot be named because of his age, targeted Sekou, who was also carrying a knife.

He was chased to a nearby petrol station where he was fatally stabbed in the chest. Now, nearly two years on, West Midlands Police say Ishmael Farquharson aged 33, is believed to have been involved in the killing.

Detective Sergeant Chris Brown from Force CID, said: “We are urging anyone with information on Farquharson’s whereabouts to get in touch. If you see Farquharson or know where he is, you must not approach him, but get in touch immediately.”

Sekou’s mother has previously released this statement: “Sekou was a 16-year-old boy who loved his family and loved football. He gave a different perspective on life and inspired people around him to be the best they can be and to follow whatever religion they wanted.

“He was quite talented in many regards when it came to his academics and especially when it came to sports and football. Despite his shortcomings, everybody that was close to him can vouch for the fact that he would help anyone that was around him despite the severity of the problem and the extent to which it could affect him negatively.

"Words cannot truly express what kind of person he was. He was a good boy and son who would do anything for anyone. He is sorely missed by all the family particularly his sisters, brother and mom.”