Police plea to trace four more suspects after Hartlepool manslaughter sentences

Detectives have made a fresh appeal for help in tracing four suspects wanted for questioning in connection with the brutal death of a “brilliant father”.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 3:21 pm

Dad-of-two Hemawand Ali Hussein died after he was shot and attacked with an axe at a house in Charterhouse Street, off Oxford Road, Hartlepool, on September 14, 2019.

While three gang members were earlier this week locked up for a combined 53 years after they were convicted of manslaughter, officers stress “this is an ongoing investigation” and have issued photos of four people they still wish to trace.

They are named as Sajmir Dodoveci, 35, Daniel Kadiu, 29, Armando Marku, 22, and Eugert Merizaj, 30, who are all thought to be Albanian.

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Clockwise from top left, Sajmir Dodoveci, Daniel Kadiu, Armando Marku and Eugert Merizaj.

A statement from Cleveland Police added: “Police have named the men pictured although it is thought they may also be known by other names.”

Cannabis dealer Mr Hussein, 30, who was described by partner Jennifer Buller in a victim impact statement as “a brilliant father”, was shot in the head at point-blank range and attacked with an axe after being lured to an empty house.

Noza Saffari, 39, of Park Lane, Middlesbrough, was jailed for 15 years after he was convicted of manslaughter at the end of the lengthy murder trial.

Qazim Marku, 25, of Maxwell Road, West Drayton, in London, Dorian Pirija, 33, of Trillo Avenue, Bolton, each got 19 years after they too were found guilty of manslaughter.

A new photo of Hemawand Ali Hussain released by his family after three people were jailed in connection with his killing.

The case’ senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Robinson, said afterwards: "Mr Hussein will be missed every day by his family. His two sons will have to live the rest of their lives without their Dad by their side.

“This was a challenging investigation. I am very grateful to my team for their tenacity, dedication and professionalism.

“I would also like to thank my police colleagues across the UK who have provided assistance throughout this investigation.

"I would like to praise the witnesses in this case for the evidence that they gave and for attending court during a pandemic.

“This is an ongoing investigation and four men remain wanted in connection with Mr Hussein’s death. If anyone has any information in relation to their whereabouts please contact 101.

“Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Callers are asked to use reference number SE19159141.

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