Fresh appeal to find man after fatal stabbing of Birmingham teen Sekou Doucoure

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West Midlands Police are renewing their appeal to find Ishmael Farquharson following the death of Sekou Doucoure in Hockley Birmingham

Police have issued a fresh appeal to find Ishmael Farquharson who they believe was involved in the death of 16-year-old Sekou Doucoure.

Sekou was discovered fatally stabbed in Hockley, Birmingham, on July 12 in 2022. Two people have already been jailed for his murder - they are Pierre Thomas and another boy who was not named due to his age at the time of sentencing last year.

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West Midlands Police officers said that they believed Farquharson, aged 33, was involved with the murder following the trial at Coventry Crown Court.  A WMP spokesperson explained: “Last year, two people were jailed for killing Sekou, but our investigation doesn’t stop there. We are still urging anyone with information on Farquharson’s whereabouts to get in touch. 

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Ishmael Farquharson | West Midlands Police

Detective Sergeant Chris Brown from Force CID, said: “We are urging anyone with information on Farquharson’s whereabouts to get in touch.  If you see Farquharson or know where he is, you must not approach him, but get in touch immediately.”

‘He inspired people around him’

Sekou’s mother has previously released this statement: “Sekou was a 16-year-old boy who loved his family and loved football. He gave a different perspective on life and inspired people around him to be the best they can be and to follow whatever religion they wanted.

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Sekou Doucoure | West Midlands Police

“He was quite talented in many regards when it came to his academics and especially when it came to sports and football. Despite his shortcomings everybody that was close to him can vouch for the fact that he would help anyone that was around him despite the severity of the problem and the extent to which it could affect him negatively.

“Words cannot truly express what kind of person he was. He was a good boy and son who would do anything for anyone. He is sorely missed by all the family particularly his sisters, brother and Mom.”

Information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Tell them what you know, not who you are.