Two held for murder of man who went missing from Asda car park 7 years ago

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DETECTIVES today arrested two people on suspicion of murdering a businessman who went missing from a supermarket car park in West Yorkshire on Valentine’s Day seven years ago.

The men, aged 48 and 52, were held in Bradford this morning and both remain in custody.

Sajid Saddique and his wife Asma

Sajid Saddique and his wife Asma

Sajid Saddique, who lived in Allerton, Bradford, has not been seen since February 14, 2007 after he attended a meeting at the Asda car park in Shipley. He has been listed since as a missing person.

But on Monday police said new evidence had come to light which suggested he had been murdered.

At a press conference this week, his wife Asma said: “It feels like I’ve gone back seven years. This is my time to know the truth and find out exactly what happened.

“I would urge anyone to come forward and give us the information we need.”

Police said a 62-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

Det Inspector Steve Snow, who is leading the investigation, said: “There has been a constant review of the evidence surrounding Sajid’s final movements on the 14 February, and now new information has come to the attention of the inquiry team, which sadly suggests he was murdered.”

Today police said inquiries were continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.