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Ibrahim Yousef murder probe: 'killer deliberately drove into path of lorry'
THE MAN suspected of murdering businessman Ibrahim Yousef “deliberately” swerved into the path of a lorry, it is believed.
The fatal crash, which took place on the A350 near Trowbridge in Wiltshire, happened just hours before the body of the 42-year-old was discovered at his home in Gloucester Road last Friday.
Floral tributes have been laid outside Mr Yousef’s home and business, with many telling of the loss he will have on the community.
One card, signed by Julian, describes him as a “5 * legend”, adding: “I will miss you greatly.”
Another, signed Q and T, reads: “You and your work ethic were a credit to this community.”
Police investigating both incidents have now confirmed that the driver is forensically linked to the murder scene, and no one else is being sought in connection with the incident.
Evidence uncovered by officers investigating the crash, which took place at 6.15am, seems to show that the man did not brake or change course when he pulled out into oncoming traffic and struck the lorry, a source said.
The driver, a 65-year-old Frome man who was uninjured, is said to be “distraught” following the incident.
The deceased man, who is believed to be from Latvia, has not yet been formally identified as police are searching for his next of kin.
It is thought that he stole the victim’s Toyota Yaris from his drive following the murder.
Mr Yousef, who owned the Five Star Car Wash, died of two stab wounds.
He was also viciously beaten, suffering severe head trauma.
Police are looking for information that will help them piece together the hours between 8.30pm on Thursday, October 10, and 6.15am the following day.
It is believed that a disturbance was heard at Mr Yousef’s house in the evening on Thursday, although his time of death is not yet known.
On Friday, the man believed to be responsible for his death was himself killed in a car crash in Wiltshire.
A Dorset Police spokesperson said: “We are appealing for anyone with information to contact us on 101.”
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