£10,000 reward offered for man wanted on suspicion of Sekou Doucoure’s murder

The 16-year-old boy was found injured on Nursery Road, Lozells and he passed away despite the best efforts of officers and paramedics

The hunt is on for a man who is wanted on suspicion of murdering a teenager in Birmingham. A charity is now offering £10,000 for any information about the wanted man.

Independent charity Crimestoppers are now offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of Ishmael Farquharson, 33, who is believed to have been involved in the death of 16-year-old Sekou Doucoure last summer.

The teenager was found injured on Nursery Road, Lozells. Sekou was discovered seriously injured on July 12 and despite the best efforts of officers and paramedics nothing could be done to save him.

Crimestoppers are offering a reward of up to £10,000 for any information that leads to the 33-year-old’s arrest.

Sekou’s mother has previously released this statement: “My son was a lovely, hardworking, kind and respectful boy. He absolutely loved his family and close friends.

“His biggest passion was playing football. He had his whole life ahead of him. He was taken from us too soon and in the worst possible way.

Ishmael Farquharson?

“I am begging anyone who may have any information that could help bring the culprits to face the law and keep them away from our society, before any other child’s life is taken away.”

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Sanders from Force CID, said: “We really need to hear from anyone who has any information on Farquharson’s whereabouts to get in touch.

“We’re determined to get justice for Sekou and his family who are heartbroken that their son has been taken away from them so cruelly.

“If you see Ishmael or know where he is, you must not approach him, but get in touch immediately.”

Information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Tell them what you know, not who you are. To qualify for the reward, information has to be passed directly to Crimestoppers.