Frank­furt ar­rest over 1993 al­leged mur­der

The Scotsman - - News Digest - By RUS­SELL JACK­SON

A man has been ar­rested in Ger­many in con­nec­tion with the al­leged mur­der of a restau­rant owner more than 20 years ago.

The 51-year-old was ar­rested un­der a Euro­pean ar­rest war­rant in Frank­furt over the death of An­sar Shah in Ayr­shire on 4 Oc­to­ber 1993.

The 36-year-old, who ran the Ar­maan Brasserie In­dian restau­rant, was stabbed in an Ayr seafront car park.

Po­lice Scot­land, the Crown Of­fice and the UK Na­tional Crime Agency were in­volved in the joint op­er­a­tion.

Europol and French and Ger­man author­i­ties also as­sisted.

Po­lice Scot­land said pro­ceed­ings to re­turn the ac­cused to Scot­land will take place in due course. 0 An­sar Shah died in Ayr­shire on 4 Oc­to­ber 1993

De­tec­tive Chief In­spec­tor Mark Bell of Po­lice Scot­land’s homi­cide gov­er­nance re­view team said: “Po­lice Scot­land is com­mit­ted to pur­su­ing those per­sons who are al­legedly re­spon­si­ble for the gravest of crimes. Time and lo­ca­tion is no bar­rier to the ef­forts and de­ter­mi­na­tion of our staff and part­ners to pur­sue jus­tice.”

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