Remains Found In Woodland Believed To Be Mohammed Shah

The 27-year old man from Hounslow had been missing since last May

Mohammed Shah Subhani (Shah Khan)

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Detectives investigating the disappearance and murder of Mohammed Shah Subhani have announced they have recovered human remains during their search of a woodland area in Beaconsfield.

His sister Quirat said her “beloved” brother had been “murdered in the most brutal way”.

Specialist officers and experts continue to search the large area near Hedgerley Lane as part of their extensive enquiries in the case.

Police revealed for the first time that they were searching at Hedgerley Lane, near Gerrards Cross, because a stolen black BMW X5 on cloned plates had been seen in the area in the days after Mr Subhani disappeared. This vehicle had two occupants who "appeared to be loitering", Mr McHugh said.

He described the land officers have been searching as "very challenging terrain", and said those involved had to "build bridges and walkways, and divert significant volumes of water".

The crime scene is expected to be examined for a further three weeks.

The vehicle, which had been stolen overnight from Reading Road in Farnborough, Hampshire on Friday, 8 February, was recovered by police on Tuesday, 3 August in Hounslow.

DCI McHugh also confirmed that his team has now ruled out the possibility that Shah was in his own car at the time it was shot at - the vehicle was recovered with ballistic damage on Wednesday, 19 June in Camden.

Detectives have made a number of arrests in connection with their investigation. A 67-year-old woman from Hounslow was arrested at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, 17 December on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, assisting an offender and making a false statement has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with any information about Shah’s disappearance is asked to call police on 101, or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote Operation Rockton. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

27-year-old Mr Subhani has been missing since 7 May and the last signal from his mobile phone was picked up close to Chiswick Roundabout. His family reported him as missing from his home in Hounslow shortly before midnight, having seen him last at 12:30hrs that same day.

An extensive police enquiry was launched to find Mohammed and there were numerous appeals for the public’s help including the offer of a substantial reward.

Shah’s white Audi Q3 [genuine VRM LC67 CXS], was recovered on false plates, L88 EJF, in Camden on Wednesday, 19 June.

audi car of missing man

At around 6.30pm officers were informed that the occupants of a white Audi had been involved in an argument with another group of people on Robert Street, NW1. The occupants were alleged to have been in possession of weapons.

Officers located the car and an authorised pursuit took place. The Audi collided with a second vehicle before being abandoned; the three occupants fled on foot. The car was subject to a full forensic investigation.

Four men have been arrested in connection with the investigation.

A 23-year-old-man was arrested on Tuesday, 2 July on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, he has been released under investigation. Two men – aged 22 and 25 – were arrested on Monday, 8 July on suspicion of murder, kidnap/abduction and perverting the course of justice. One has been bailed to return to police on a date in early August, the other has now been released under investigation.

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, kidnap and perverting the course of justice on Wednesday, 31 July 2019. He was subsequently released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Officers, armed with a search warrant, have also carried out the search of a premises in Brentford on the morning of Friday, 5 July.

Any witnesses to the incident on Robert Street in Camden, or anyone with any information about Shah’s whereabouts is asked to call police on 101, or contact via Twitter @MetCC quoting Operation Rockton.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

December 20, 2019

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