AN INQUEST heard how top detectives had still not charged anyone with murder after the remains of an airport worker were found in a woodland area near a motorway flyover.

The body of Mohammed Shah Subhani was found on December 6 2019 in a wooded area in Hedgerley - seven months after his disappearance on May 7 last year.

Police had arrested eight people in relation to the suspected murder of the 27-year-old father, but a pre-inquest review in Beaconsfield has heard that the coroner had not been asked to delay the full inquest, because nobody had yet been charged.

Crispin Butler, the senior coroner for Buckinghamshire, said: “Those who are continuing the investigation into the disappearance of Mr Subhani subsequently discovered his remains.

“I have not been requested to suspend my investigation in relation to any homicide-related charges as yet, so I will need to list this for a further pre-inquest review while I wait for an update from the Metropolitan Police.”

Mr Butler said a date would be listed in December for a further hearing in relation to the death of Mr Subhani, known as Shah, from Hounslow, west London.

The deceased had last been seen in his car on the afternoon of May 7 but police said he had attended Ascot police station earlier in the day and had a set of number plates and two mobile phones returned to him.

Detectives, who recovered the missing man’s Audi car with bullet holes in it on June 19 believed Mr Subhani might have had up to £10,000 on him when he disappeared.

Seven men, aged 19 to 25 years, were arrested on suspicion of murder, kidnap and perverting the course of justice. A 67-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. All were later released as inquiries continued.

A substantial reward of £20,000 still remains on offer for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved but as of Wednesday, it remained unclaimed.

Detective Chief Inspector Vicky Tunstall, of the Met’s Specialist Crime (Homicide), said: “My team have spent the last year working tirelessly and diligently to understand the fate of Shah and to piece together the events of May 7 and the immediate days after.

“The team has left no stone unturned and will continue to do so in the quest to find justice for Shah and provide a small amount of peace to his family and loved ones.

“Following the discovery of Shah’s remains in rural woodland near Beaconsfield ‪on December 19, the team has identified significant evidence and this investigation remains an absolute priority for the Met. Despite these significant findings and the progress this brings, I still believe there are people out there who either have knowledge of what happened to Shah on the May 7, or the days just after.

“I would like to appeal to the hearts of the people with knowledge, first of all, and ask this direct question: ‘Can you live with this knowledge for the rest of your life?’

“When he went missing Shah’s partner was expecting a baby and has now given birth to a little girl, who is now eight months old. Shah will never see his baby and his daughter will never know her father. Shah was also a brother, a son and an uncle to a close and loving family.

“We are particularly interested in a vehicle, a black BMW X5 that was displaying cloned number plates, YC67MFY. We are very keen to understand who was using this vehicle particularly on May 7 and the following weeks.“