POLICE have today arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of the murder of former Pakistani politician Dr Imran Farooq in Edgware.
He was arrested at 10am this morning (Thursday, December 9) at a residential address in Camden and has been taken to a north London police station where he will be interviewed by detectives.
He was also arrested on suspicion of robbery in October 2009.
Dr Farooq (pictured), 50, was on his way home from work when he was attacked in Green Lane, shortly before 5:30pm on Thursday, 16 September.
He was found suffering from stab wounds and head injuries.
Detectives believe there are other people who may hold vital information about the attack and continue to urge them to come forward.
They still want to trace two men and speak to them in connection with the incident and officers previously issued an e-fit of one of the men.
The man in the e-fit is of Asian appearance, aged in his late 20s or early 30s, 5ft 4ins to 5ft 6ins tall, of slim build, with piercing eyes, a pointed, pale-skinned face, short black/dark coloured hair, and a goatee-style beard.
He was wearing a dark coloured baseball-style cap.
The second man is also Asian. He is aged in his 30s, of stocky build, 5ft 9ins to 5ft 11ins tall, with short black hair.
Anyone with information should contact the police incident room by email at SO15Mailbox.DrFarooqMurder@met.police.uk or by phone on +44 (0) 20 8721 3784.
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers in confidence using the online reporting facility at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by phone on 0800 555 111