UPDATED Motorbike clue in murder investigation

Updated on 2/2/18 at 7:18 p.m.

Incident number: 192 of 25 January

An image of a motorbike which is being linked to the murder of Ramniklal Jogiya has been released as detectives continue to appeal for further information.

The motorbike was seen riding in convoy with a white Ford Transit van which has already formed part of police enquiries into the death of 74-year-old Mr Jogiya.

Mr Jogiya had locked up his jewellery shop in Belgrave Road, Leicester, at around 7.45pm on Wednesday 24 January and set off to walk the short distance home – but he never arrived.

He was found in Gaulby Lane, Stoughton, on the morning of 25 January.

The CCTV image released today shows the motorbike coming out of Wigston Lane into Aylestone Road just after midnight on 26 January. The white van is also shown in the same CCTV image.

Enquiries have confirmed the motorbike was also seen riding in convoy with the van into Sanvey Lane towards Marsden shortly afterwards.

A motorbike has since been recovered, in addition to the van which was found burnt out in a car park in Marsden Lane, Aylestone, on the afternoon of the same day (26 January).

Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have information about the vehicles and their movements around the time of Mr Jogiya’s death to make contact.

DCI David Swift-Rollinson, leading the investigation, said: “Our investigation continues and enquiries have led to CCTV images of this motorbike which we are linking to Mr Jogiya’s death.

“We are appealing for anyone who has any information about either of the vehicles to contact us. Did you see the motorbike or the van in the area of Wigston Lane and Aylestone Road? Did you see the person riding the motorbike or who was driving the van? Do you have any dashcam footage or CCTV in the area from the time?

“If you have any information at all which you think may help, we continue to appeal to you to get in touch.”

Three men, aged 19, 20 and 23, have been charged with the kidnap and robbery of Mr Jogiya. They appeared before Leicester Magistrates’ Court on 31 January and were remanded into custody to appear at Leicester Crown Court on 28 February.

Two men, aged 21 and 29, who were also arrested on suspicion of kidnap and murder, remain in custody where they are being questioned by detectives.

Yesterday (1 February), two men, aged 22 and 18, were released under investigation and a 20-year-old man was released with no further action.

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.

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.

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