Surrey Police have made three arrests at Gatwick Airport in relation to the death of 10-year-old Sara Sharif. The investigation into the young girl’s death began when her body was discovered at her residence on Hammond Road in Woking on August 10.
On September 13, at 7.45pm, officers arrested two men, aged 41 and 28, and a woman aged 29 at Gatwick Airport. They are currently in custody and have been arrested on suspicion of murder. The three individuals were taken into custody after arriving on a flight from Dubai.
Although the names of those arrested have not been disclosed by the police, it is believed that they are Sara’s father Urfan Sharif, aged 41, his wife Beinash Batool, aged 29, and his brother Faisal Malik, aged 28. All three had been in Pakistan since August.
Surrey Police acknowledged the speed, complexity, and challenges involved in the investigation. They remain fully committed to conducting a comprehensive inquiry into Sara’s death. Updates on the case will be provided when possible.
Sara’s mother has been notified about the arrests and is receiving support from specialized officers. Surrey Police expressed their condolences to her and everyone affected by the tragic incident during this difficult time.