Leicester murder investigation – Police want to trace these two vehicles

Police investigating the death of Ramniklal Jogiya are appealing for help in identifying the movements of this white Ford Transit van and blue Ford Fiesta ST.

They are believed to have been used in the kidnap and the death of the 74-year-old who was found in Gaulby Lane, Stoughton, on the morning of Thursday 25 January.

Investigations have established these vehicles were in the area of Belgrave Road, looping around Brandon Street and Dorset Street, before moving back onto Belgrave Road, between 7pm and 7.50pm on Wednesday evening. The van then travels up Belgrave Road and out of the city.

Three men, aged 19, 20 and 23, all from Leicester, have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap and murder and are currently in police custody being questioned by detectives. A warrant of further detention has been granted.

Detective David Swift-Rollinson, who’s leading the investigation, said: “Our evidence suggests that Mr Jogiya was pulled into this van as he walked on Brandon Street. The Fiesta is also believed to be linked to this crime so establishing where these vehicles travelled throughout the evening of Wednesday 24 January is vital.”

“Extensive CCTV trawls have identified some of the routes taken, but I would like to directly appeal to anyone who was in this area and may have seen them. Did their movements make you suspicious? Were you in a vehicle and happen to pull up next to one of these vehicles at traffic lights? Did you happen to glance over and see the driver or any passengers inside? Can you provide us with a description of the people in there?”

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“I would like to again thank the public for their support and the information that they have provided to the investigation so far. While the investigation progresses, I don’t want people to lose sight of what I have already described as a savage and heartbreaking attack on Mr Jogiya.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Leicestershire Police on 101.