Family appeals for help to solve dad's murder

Aug 14, 2012, 07:23 AM, Nottingham, England

The family of a taxi driver murdered 30 years ago has made a personal appeal for information on the anniversary of his death. The body of Gurcharn Singh Landa was found in Cyprus Road, Mapperley, during the early hours of Saturday 14 August 1982. He had been stabbed 87 times. The 33-year-old, known as John, was a brother, husband and father to eight children. Despite extensive enquiries in the years that followed, Mr Landa’s murder remains unsolved. Today (Tuesday 14 August 2012), on the 30th anniversary of his death, his family have joined Nottinghamshire Police in issuing an appeal for information. As part of the anniversary appeal, leaflets will be distributed in the city by officers, particularly around the Mapperley Park area. Public appeals were made during services at Sikh Gurdwaras in the city on Sunday with information also being circulated to taxi drivers and communities in Nottingham. Anyone with information is urged to call the incident room on 0115 8446913, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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