Bail for man held over politician's murder

A MAN arrested on suspicion of murdering Pakistani politician Imran Farooq has been bailed by police.

The 34-year-old had been arrested in Camden, north London, earlier in the week and is now set to return to a north London police station in January, Scotland Yard said.

The Metropolitan Police also revealed that the man had been questioned on suspicion of robbery a month after the murder in Edgware, central London.

Dr Farooq, 50, died from stab wounds and head injuries after an ambush outside his home in Green Lane as he returned home from work on Thursday September 16.

The politician, a prominent member of the MQM (Muttahida Quami Movement) party, was living in exile after fleeing his homeland 11 years ago.

Investigators are hunting two men of Asian appearance seen in the area of the murder and have released an e-fit of one of them.

They have recovered a kitchen knife and a brick used in the attack.

Detectives from Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command took responsibility for the murder inquiry because of fears it may be politically motivated.