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Fresh appeals for information 30 years after John Landa's death

30 years on: Father of eight John Landa, his killer has never been caught Photo: ITV Central

Today marks 30 years since the death of taxi driver Gurcharn Singh Landa, better known as John Landa who was stabbed 87 times after being sent to Nottingham to pick up a passenger.

The murder has never been solved, today Nottinghamshire Police are are making a fresh appeal for help in solving the case which happened on August 14th 1982, in the Mapperley Park area of Nottingham.

Cyprus Road in Mapperley Park where John Landa was murdered Credit: ITV Central

They will be conducting door to door inquiries and handing out leaflets.

In the early hours of the 14th August 1982, John was sent to Peel Street in Nottingham to pick up a fare. Credit: ITV Central

John Landa was a 33-year-old father of eight.

In the early hours of the 14th August 1982, he was sent to Peel Street in Nottingham to pick up a fare. It would be his last, he drove to Cyprus Road in the Mapperley Park area of the city, where residents recall hearing a commotion in the street.

The police made arrests at the time, but no-one has ever been charged with the killing. Credit: ITV Central

Mr Landa's body was found on the pavement, he had been stabbed 87 times.

Dozen of police officers worked on the case, following up thousands of lines of enquiry.

There were arrests, but no-one has ever been charged, Nottinghamshire Police acknowledge this could be their last chance of capturing John Landa's killer.

John Landa's death remains one of Nottinghamshire's biggest unsolved murders, 30 years on still haunts his family.