A REWARD is being offered for information that would assist police who are investigating the murder of an Oldham man.

Junaid Khan, a 21-year-old shop worker of Cotton Mill Crescent, was shot dead just after midnight on Thursday, July 9, 2009.

He was shot multiple times outside Block Lane Surgery in Chadderton, after leaving his girlfriend's home.

On the tenth anniversary of his death, detectives have offered a reward of £50,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Police have established that the offender approached Junaid in the car park of the doctor's surgery before shooting him several times.

Junaid attempted to run away but fell to the ground, at which point the offender fired more shots into his body, and left him there.

Emergency services staff tried to resuscitate him, but Junaid died in hospital a short time after as a result of his injuries.

Police enquiries revealed that the offenders fled in a silver Mitsubishi Shogun, with the registration number YP57 XSH. The car was later found burnt out shortly after.

Four men went on trial for his murder in June 2011, but all were cleared by a jury.

Det Chief Insp James Faulkner, of Greater Manchester Police’s Oldham District, said: “In the lead up to the 10th anniversary of Junaid’s death, I would like to take this opportunity to stress just how committed Greater Manchester Police remain to seeking justice for his ruthless and brutal murder.

“No parents should ever have to bury their child and my heart goes out to Junaid’s family for the decade of pain they have had to endure. Ten years is long time for a family to still be searching for the answers as to why their much loved son, brother and uncle was taken from them in such brutal circumstances.

“We’re still striving to provide Junaid’s family with the answers they deserve and a decade on, we’re continuing to appeal for the public’s help to trace those responsible.

“I am confident that someone, somewhere holds vital information about Junaid’s death and any new information will be assessed and treated incredibly seriously.

“Please, help us give Junaid’s family the justice they deserve."

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 8972, or 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.