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Motorbike pair sought by officers over fatal shooting

By Tom Wilkinson

Detectives in England have released pictures of two men on a motorbike speeding away from a takeaway just moments after its owner was shot dead in a pre-planned attack.

Tipu Sultan (32) was blasted with a shotgun at close range at the back of the Herbs n Spice Kitchen takeaway in Lake Avenue, South Shields, Tyneside, just before 10pm on Tuesday. He died as result of single gunshot wound.

Northumbria Police later released CCTV images of two men detectives suspect to be the murderers. They were seen driving a motorbike into a rear lane then riding off.

South Tyneside Superintendent Sav Patsalos said: "The CCTV footage shows two men on a motorbike heading down Lizard Lane and towards Whitburn and Sunderland.

"It was taken in the minutes after Tipu Sultan was shot, and we believe these are the two men who are responsible for his murder leaving the scene.

"From the footage, you can clearly see the two men on the bike. Both are wearing helmets."

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