Issued on 1/2/18 at 3:36 p.m.
Incident number: 192 of 25 January 2018
The lead detective in the Ramniklal Jogiya murder investigation has made a direct appeal to the public for information.
In an open letter to anyone who has information about the death, Detective Chief Inspector David Swift-Rollinson said:
“Mr Jogiya was a husband, father, brother and well-known businessman who was innocently walking home when he was pulled off the street and bundled into a van.
“I cannot even begin to imagine the fear he must have experienced that night, how scared and frightened he would have been and the violence he may have experienced before he died.
“I want everyone to take a moment to think about what that must have been like.
“Since Mr Jogiya’s body was discovered, we have had an overwhelming response from the community and I personally want to thank everyone who has contacted officers to pass on information, share CCTV and ultimately offer their support.
“However, I still want people to come forward with information about Mr Jogiya’s murder.
“You may be reading this letter and know what happened to him, you may have heard something about his death and you might have considered calling police but have yet to pick up the phone.
“If this is you – please tell us what you know.
“If you’re afraid to speak out there are a variety of techniques, methods and safety measures we can put in place to preserve your identity and protect you.
“Even if you think what you know is insignificant, let us make that assessment and eliminate it from our enquiries.
“Mr Jogiya’s tragic death has left a family heartbroken and a community shocked and saddened.”
Senior Investigating Officer DCI David Swift-Rollinson
Anyone who thinks they have any information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 192 of 25 January, or submit information online through the mipp.police.uk public portal.
The charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder of Ramniklal Jogiya. Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or through the non-traceable anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
The reward will only qualify if information is passed to the Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number or via the non-traceable anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org directly. Information passed directly to police will not qualify.