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Posters go up in hunt for kidnapped’ Kebab restaurant worker

PUBLISHED: 16:00 15 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:52 05 October 2010

POSTERS appealling for information are being put up in Epping Forest and in the Midlands in the hunt for the East London restaurant worker believed to have been kidnapped six weeks ago. Mahmood Ahmad disappeared after leaving Whitechapel’s Lahore Kebab House on March 6

By Mike Brooke

POSTERS are being put up in Epping Forest and in the Midlands in the hunt for the East London restaurant worker believed to have been kidnapped six weeks ago.

The posters show Mahmood Ahmad with an appeal for witnesses and information after he disappeared from Whitechapel’s Lahore Kebab House at Umberston Street on March 6.

Detectives believe he was kidnapped outside his home in Watford, Herts, in the early hours of the next day, March 7.

Investigations have led to inquiries being made in Leicester, where posters are being distributed. The posters are also being displayed in the visitor areas of Epping Forest following the discovery of Mahmood’s severed thumb on March 10 in Ilford, just five miles away.

Det Chief Ins Melanie Burn, from Beds & Herts Major Crime unit, said: “It is nearly six weeks now since Mahmood disappeared. His family are desperate for news about him.

“We have been working around the clock to trace him.”

He is urging anyone with information about Mahmood’s disappearance or his whereabouts to call them “no matter how insignificant” they think the information is.

Anyone who may recall seeing any suspicious activity either at the Lahore Kebab House in Umberston Street in Whitechapel or in Watford on or about March 6 or 7, or since, to contact the incident room on 01707-355798, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.

Five people have been charged in connection with Mahmood’s disappearance who appeared before Thames magistrates last week.

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