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Stafford addresses targeted in attempted murder hunt

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: May 23, 2014

By Alison Thomas

Stafford addresses targeted  in attempted murder hunt

Wanted for questioning: Akeem George Thames

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Staffordshire police are targeting addresses in Stafford and appealing for the public's help in tracking down a 24-year-old man wanted for questioning for attempted murder, following an attack which left a man blinded in one eye.

The incident occurred outside a pizza take-away on College Road, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent at around midnight on Monday May 19.

Officers want to question Akeem George Thames, aged 24, from Hatfield Crescent, Blurton.

The incident left the injured man, Shazad Khan, also aged 24 the son of Stoke-on-Trent's Lord Mayor Majid Khan, with a "significant" injury to his left eye, police say. He is in a comfortable condition at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire but has lost the sight in his left eye.

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Officers are conducting visits to people known to Akeem Thames to locate him, targeting addresses in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford.

Police believe that friends may be helping Akeem Thames, but are warning them they may be committing an offence themselves if they continue to assist him.

Anyone with information about the location of Akeem Thames should call Staffordshire Police on 999 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Theey say there is no information to suggest Akeem Thames is a threat to the general public, but anyone who sees him is urged not to approach him but to call the police on 999.

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