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Northampton University student wanted over murder

Jon Casey was stabbed to death. Photo: Northamptonshire Police

A year after a father of two was stabbed to death outside a restaurant in Northampton, police have released details of a man they want to speak to in connection with the investigation.

Jon Casey, who was 35, was murdered in Barrack Road, close to the Lazeez restaurant, on January the 16th, 2015.

Detectives say they want to speak to Waijs Dahir who was a student at the University of Northampton at the time of the murder.

Jon Casey was murdered near the Lazeez restaurant. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Detective Inspector Louise Hemingway said: “For the past year, Mr Casey’s family have had to live with the knowledge that the person who killed Jon has not yet been brought to justice.

“That is why we have issued the details of Waijs Dahir today in the hope that he, or anyone who knows where he is, will contact us so we can speak to him about what happened in Northampton town centre a year ago.”

Waijs Dahir, who was a student at the University of Northampton at the time, originates from Coventry. He returned there shortly after the murder occurred and then left the country on Saturday January 17, 2015

Speaking a year after the death, his family said: “The sadness of losing our Jon Boy is what our family wakes up to every day. Knowing that we will never see him, hear him or hug him again is what we must learn to live with.

“There are no words for our sadness and there will never be enough tears.

“Nothing can change the horror of what happened one year ago when our Jon, a partner, a son, a brother and a daddy to two little girls was taken from us so cruelly.

“Our Jon is gone and this world for us will always be a sadder place.

"As a family we ask that if you have any information that can bring the person who ended our Jon’s life to justice to please contact Northamptonshire police.”

Anyone with information about Mr Dahir’s whereabouts, or any other information about the death of Jon Casey, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101, quoting Operation Nanny.

An email address is available should this be preferred at OpNanny@northants.pnn.police.uk