Ipswich/Norwich: BBC Crimewatch appeal sparks new leads in attempted murder case

Salah Hadi is wanted by police in connection with an attempted murder.

Salah Hadi is wanted by police in connection with an attempted murder. - Credit: Archant

Detectives hunting a man with links to Ipswich in connection with an attempted murder in Norwich, have received a “number of calls” following an appeal on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme.

Salah Hadi, also known as Salam Hadi Ali, is wanted in connection with an incident when a man in his early 30s was attacked on Riverside Road, suffering stab wounds to his face and neck.

An image of Salah Hadi, a Kurdish man, was seen by millions of TV viewers last week in the Wanted Faces section as part of a special programme celebrating 30 years of the crime-solving BBC show.

The 35-year-old was described by Martin Bayfield, former police officer, England rugby international and now Crimewatch co-presenter, as having “links to Norwich, Ipswich and the West Midlands”.

He added: “He is considered to be dangerous, so if you see him don’t approach him, just call 999 immediately.”

The TV appeal has generated a number of calls to police in Norwich.

A spokesman for Norfolk police said: “Officers have received a number of calls following a Crimewatch appeal and are now in the process of following these up and making the necessary inquiries.”

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Two men have been charged with offences in relation to the incident on April 18 this year.

Luqman Ali, 21, of York Road, Great Yarmouth, is charged with aiding and abetting attempted murder, obstructing a police officer and driving without a licence or insurance.

Kamal Hajizada, 25, of no fixed abode, faces charges of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Both have been remanded in custody to appear before the courts at a later date.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.