“Although he was murdered more than 16 years ago, his death remains at the forefront of the minds of his family and the community.” So said Detective Superintendent Mick Turner when the case of nine-year-old Imran Vohra was reopened in 2002.

Imran’s naked body was discovered in Avenham Park, Preston, on Saturday, July 13th, 1985. He had been sexually assaulted and strangled.

During the 1985 investigation more than 6,000 people were spoken to, 2,500 statements were taken and hundreds of items of evidence were logged. Superintendent Turner said: “This was a brutal murder made much worse because the victim was a defenceless boy. It was the type of crime that always shocks a community.”