Mother makes plea to Dubai res­i­dents

7 Days in Dubai - - NEWS - @ThatPad­dyRyan pa­trick@7days.ae

The mother of a man stabbed to death in the UK has made an emo­tional plea to 7DAYS read­ers to help find the main sus­pect in the case, who is be­lieved to be in Dubai.

Shane O’Brien (pic­tured, in­set) is wanted in con­nec­tion with the death of 21-yearold Josh Han­son, who was killed in west Lon­don last year.

In March, O’Brien was added to the most wanted list by the UK’s Crimestop­pers and Na­tional Crime Agency.

Ear­lier this week, 7DAYS re­ported on­line how the re­ward for in­for­ma­tion about O’Brien had been raised to just un­der Dhs100,000 (£20,000).

Now, Josh Han­son’s mother, Tracey, has called for read­ers to re­port any in­for­ma­tion they might have about O’Brien and to help put an end to her fam­ily’s suf­fer­ing.

“We are find­ing it very hard to grieve for Josh be­cause of all this,” she said. “We can’t, though, be­cause we have to deal with this every day.”

She added: “We are al­ways hop­ing and pray­ing that to­day is the day. It’s been a mas­sive strain on me and my fam­ily. By Pa­trick Ryan

“My mother’s 80 and this has ru­ined her life, I wouldn’t wish this on any­one.”

She called on peo­ple with any in­for­ma­tion about O’Brien’s move­ments in Dubai to come for­ward.

“If this was hap­pen­ing to you what would you want peo­ple to do?” she said.

“The most im­por­tant thing is that if you think you have some­thing, no mat­ter how small, to come for­ward.

“Don’t doubt your­self, even if it’s only a tiny pos­si­bil­ity that it’s Shane O’Brien.”

While the Metropoli­tan Po­lice are chas­ing up a num­ber of en­quiries, they are con­fi­dent that in­tel­li­gence link­ing O’Brien to Dubai is gen­uine. Josh’s mother paid trib­ute to the Dubai res­i­dents for the sup­port they have al­ready of­fered her.

“I would like to thank the peo­ple of Dubai for all their help,” she said.

NO TIME TO GRIEVE: Josh Han­son is pic­tured with his mother Tracey

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