TWO men wanted in connection with the death of a father-of-two, who was discovered with gunshot wounds at an address on Teesside, have been named by police.

Suspects Qazim Marku, 23, and Eugert Merizaj, 28, are both wanted by police following the alleged murder of 30-year-old Hemwand Ali Hussain last year.

The father-of-two had been found dead with a gunshot wound at a property on Charterhouse Street in Hartlepool on Sunday, September 15.

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This afternoon, police investigating the alleged murder said they believed Marku and Merizaj had both been born in Albania, but are thought to have links to Teesside, Bolton, Sheffield and London.

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Robinson of Cleveland Police said: "Today we are sharing images and descriptions of two men who are wanted in connection with the alleged murder of Hemwand Ali Hussain.

“Mr Hussain was found dead in a property in Charterhouse Street, Hartlepool and had suffered a gunshot wound - he was a father-of-two who had served in the Kurdish military.

“We’d appeal to anyone who can provide information to help us locate these wanted men to get in contact with police, and if anyone sees these men, they are asked not to approach them but to contact us on 999.

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"We hope these pictures will lead to information which can help us locate Merizaj and Marku. We also continue to search for two further men, of unknown identity, who we believe can help us with our inquiries.

"They are a man believed to be in his 40s – who was a passenger in a silver Mercedes E Class – and a man, thought to be in his 20s, who is pictured wearing a grey ‘Fila’ brand sweatshirt and dark trousers.

“We want to re-appeal to anyone who believes they have information which could help our investigation to get in touch.”

Earlier this week, four men denied the murder of Mr Hussain at Teesside Crown Court and are due to go before the jury on February 25.

  • Those with information that could help with the investigation are urged to contact Cleveland Police on 999.