UK police are appealing to Farouk Abdulhak to return to the UK.

Farouk Abdulhak is wanted in connection with the murder of Martine Vik Magnussen in London. He fled to Yemen six years ago immediately after the crime.

On the sixth anniversary of Martine’s rape and murder, her father has made an emotional plea to Farouk Abdulhak to return to the UK and bring some closure for her family.

Mr Petter Magnussen, Martine’s father, said,

"Farouk Abdulhak is denying our family any closure by not taking his responsibility seriously, choosing not to return to the UK where the crime took place. He seems to be untouched by the simple values of respect, dignity and tolerance that are expected in any civilised society. These past six years he has continued to build his life in the Yemen showing no remorse or common decency. Our daughter would have been 29 in February this year and not a day goes by where she isn’t foremost in our thoughts. We miss her every hour of every day.”

Press reports stated that Farouk recently got married in Yemen, a strong signal that he has no intention of returning to the UK.

DCI Andy Partridge from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command said,

"Farouk Abdulhak fled to the Yemen six years ago and continues to hide there to avoid capture and evade justice. Mr Abdulhak's bride and her family need to be aware that he is wanted for murder and is liable to arrest should he travel outside of Yemen."

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