MURDER: Fourth person arrested in connection with fatal Sheffield shooting

Aseel Al-Essaie
Aseel Al-Essaie

A 57-year-old woman has become the fourth person to be arrested in connection with the murder of a man gunned down on a Sheffield street.

This afternoon police have arrested another person in connection with the death of 23-year-old Aseel Al-Essaie.

Do you remember seeing this car?

Do you remember seeing this car?

A 57-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting offenders. She is currently in police custody.

Mr Al-Essaie was shot at around 1.35pm on Daniel Hill, Upperthorpe on Saturday afternoon.

This is the fourth arrest police have made in connection with the investigation. A 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder and a 16-year-old arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

Both remain in police custody.

A 30-year-old man also arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder has since been released on police bail.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses who were in the area at the time of the incident or may have seen a grey/silver Volkswagen Golf with the registration PJ10 OJU.

Police are also appealing for anyone who may have seen a black Mercedes C class car with the registration (LP66 RUH) or white Mercedes C class car with the registration (NU15 PZF) in the Daniel Hill area.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Whittaker said: “The investigating into the death of Mr Al-Essaie continues and I would again, like to appeal for any witnesses who may have seen the grey-silver Volkswagen Golf in the area at the time of the incident or in the hours or days before, to please contact police.

“We strongly believe this is the vehicle used by the suspect or suspects involved in this murder and as a result, it’s incredibly important we hear from anyone who may have seen this car.

“This car, which has an unusual twin exhaust at the back, was later found abandoned and burnt out in Rough Lane, Wortley.

"Did you see this car on Saturday or the days prior? Do you know who may have been driving or travelling in that car? Any piece of information, no matter how small, could help us with our investigation"

If you have any information about the whereabouts of the Volkswagen golf in the hours and minutes prior to the incident please contact police on 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.