Sarfraz Khan Murder: Family make emotional appeal


Detectives appeal to killer to hand himself in

THE FAMILY of a Birmingham man who died after being stabbed in the head with a screwdriver have made an emotional appeal to the public for information.

Sarfraz Khan, a married father of two, was attacked following an altercation with a number of youths in Larches Green play area on Long Street, Sparkbrook, on Friday 12 March.

The 24-year-old was stabbed in the temple with an 8-inch screwdriver and died on Tuesday from serious head injuries.

In a statement Sarfraz’s family said his two young daughters, aged 2 and 4, were waiting “for their daddy to come home.”

“Sarfraz was a considerate, loving and caring man. He had two daughters who are still waiting for their daddy to come back,” the statement said.

“The family is devastated and are suffering because of his death which has caused a lot of grief and sorrow. Anyone who knows Sarfraz knows he was a bubbly good hearted loving person who was always smiling.”

In a direct appeal to the public Sarfraz’s three sisters and elder brother said: “Please if you know anyone who has taken our brother’s beautiful smile away, please come forward and help us to get justice and let our brother sleep in peace.”

The plea comes just a day after Senior Investigating Officer DCI Richard Baker from the Major Investigation Unit at West Midlands Police appealed to Sarfraz’s killer to hand himself in.

“To the person who did this, I am quite sure that they didn’t set out that night to harm anyone. It is in their best interest to come forward to us as soon as possible.”

DCI Baker revealed Sarfraz was in an argument with a group of teenagers in the play area at around 11.30pm when he was stabbed.

“He went into the park where there were a group of teenagers sitting on the play area. There appears to have been an exchange between Sarfraz and some of the girls in the group, which turned into an argument and two male youths from the group have joined in.

“At some point a screwdriver was produced by one of the males and Sarfraz was stabbed in the temple. The offender has then run off and was last seen turning into Beechfield Road in Sparkbrook.”

The murder weapon, a yellow eight-inch screwdriver, has been recovered by detectives.

Police said up to eight teenagers may have witnessed the attack, and they are eager to trace them.


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