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Shields shooting: Second post mortem completed

Northumbria Police has today confirmed the second post mortem of Tipu Sultan has taken place.

Officers say it has been established the 32-year-old died of a gunshot wound.

Tipu Sultan's family held a press conference yesterday to ask the public for help to find his killers.

Mr Sultan's family have appealed to the public to "take five or ten seconds out of their life to say a little prayer to their God for Tipu".

The father of two was shot dead at point blank range outside Herbs and Spices kitchen in South Shields last Tuesday, April 7.

Police investigating the murder of Mr Sultan believe two men seen on a red motorbike at the time of the shooting are responsible for his death.

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Shields shooting: 'The way Tipu died has left our world totally shattered'

The family of a man who was killed outside a takeaway in South Shields have asked the public to "take five or ten seconds out of their life to say a little prayer to their God for Tipu".

Mahsum Sultan has said the sudden and violent way that his brother died has left their "world totally shattered".

Speaking at a press conference this morning he said the "devoted father" was the foundation of their family:

32-year-old Tipu Sultan was shot last Tuesday night outside the Herbs and Spices kitchen where he worked.

Northumbria Police have said they still have no clear motive for the killing, but that they have more than 100 officers working on the case.

Shields shooting: 100 officers investigating Sultan murder

Sultan family make Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Northumbria Police say they have 100 officers working on the investigation into the murder of Sultan, one of the biggest investigations they have conducted.

His family have made an appeal to the public for help to find his killer as detectives say they still have no clear motive.

Mr Sultan was shot on Tuesday, April 7, at the back of the Herbs and Spice Kitchen where he worked.

Sultan family press conference

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Racism ruled out in takeaway murder

Elders of the Bangladeshi communities in South Shields and Sunderland invited police to a meeting. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Police have ruled out racism as the motive for the murder of takeaway worker Tipu Sultan.

The father-of-two was shot dead at point blank range outside his takeaway last Tuesday.

CCTV shows the two men they believe to be responsible for the murder fleeing on a motorbike towards Whitburn and Sunderland.

Elders of the Bangladeshi communities in South Shields and Sunderland invited police to a meeting earlier.

Police reassured the dozens who attended that more officers were on patrol both in Sunderland where Mr Sultan lived and South Shields where he died.

Some who spoke at the meeting said there was a 'heightened level of anxiety' within a 'very shocked' community.

Chief Inspector Sarah Pitt thanked the community for their help so far and urged them to continue to come forward with information.

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