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Detectives seek "crucial information" after tip-off in search for missing Naheed Khan

Naheed Khan was last seen in May 2018 Credit: Family photo

Detectives are urging someone who has 'crucial information' to help again, as they investigate the murder of a missing woman from Teesside.

Officers dedicated to solving Naheed Khan's case received new information in mid-November 2019 which they say could be crucial to the investigation.

For operational reasons, officers at Cleveland Police say they can’t explain how they received the information or specific details, but they say the intelligence could be of real significance to the investigation.

They are now directly appealing to those who have provided information in the last month to come forward again as they may be able to assist officers with their enquiries.

I would urge the person or people who have provided us with crucial intelligence to make contact and help us with our enquiries. This could be the key to helping us find Naheed and bringing her back to her family.

We have had support from people across Cleveland sharing our appeals, and whilst I know it can be frustrating that we can’t explain in greater detail about what we know, it is to protect the integrity of what is an extremely sensitive enquiry.

– Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Mark Dimelow

Last month, Crimestoppers announced a £10,000 cash reward as an incentive for information on where the 43-year-old's body may be located.

In January 2019, Detectives from Cleveland Police released a detailed timeline of her possible movements in central Middlesbrough before she was reported missing.

Naheed, 43, had links to Stockton, Middlesbrough and Thornaby. She is described as Asian, of slim build and around 5ft 6” tall, with long, dark hair.

Naheed Khan pictured with her mother when she was a child C Credit: Family photo