Detectives investigating Northampton man’s murder issue appeal for information about former student

Jon Casey
Jon Casey

Officers investigating the murder of Northampton man Jon Casey have released details of the man they are seeking in connection with the offence.

The 35-year-old father of two from Ecton Brook was stabbed in Barrack Road, close to the Lazeez restaurant, shortly before 5.30pm on Friday January 16, 2015.

Picture of flowers at scene of murder in Barrack Road, near Lazeez restaurant

Picture of flowers at scene of murder in Barrack Road, near Lazeez restaurant

Officers investigating his death want to locate 21-year-old Waijs Dahir, who lived in Semilong Road Northampton at the time of the murder.

Detective Inspector Louise Hemingway said: “For the past year, Mr Casey’s family have had to live with the knowledge that the person who killed Jon has not yet been brought to justice.

“That is why we have issued the details of Waijs Dahir today in the hope that he, or anyone who knows where he is, will contact us so we can speak to him about what happened in Northampton town centre a year ago.”

Waijs Dahir, who was a student at the University of Northampton at the time, originates from Coventry. He returned there shortly after the murder occurred and then left the country on Saturday January 17, 2015

Jon was a much loved son, brother, partner and dad and his family desperately want his killer to be brought to justice for his murder.

Speaking a year after the death, his family said: “The sadness of losing our Jon Boy is what our family wakes up to every day. Knowing that we will never see him, hear him or hug him again is what we must learn to live with.

“There are no words for our sadness and there will never be enough tears.

“Nothing can change the horror of what happened one year ago when our Jon, a partner, a son, a brother and a daddy to two little girls was taken from us so cruelly.

“Our Jon is gone and this world for us will always be a sadder place.

“As a family we ask that if you have any information that can bring the person who ended our Jon’s life to justice to please contact Northamptonshire police.”

Anyone with information about Mr Dahir’s whereabouts, or any other information about the death of Jon Casey, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101, quoting Operation Nanny. An email address is available should this be preferred at

Alternatively, people can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at