Police hand out posters in hopes of new leads into death of woman found 400 miles from her home

Police have started to hand out posters in a bid for fresh information into the death of Saima Ahmed, whose body was mysteriously found in Scotland although she lived in London.

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Police have been baffled by her death ever since the 36-year-old’s body was found on Saturday 9 January near a golf course on the outskirts of Edinburgh, 400 miles from her home.

Police believe she had travelled by train to Edinburgh from her home in Wembley a year ago.

Police will now be handing out leaflets in Waverley Station and other stations including Hemel Hempsted and Birmingham in a bid to get new information into the whereabouts and circumstances leading to her death.

Det Ch Insp Martin MacLean, of Police Scotland, said: “There are several outstanding lines of inquiry in what has been a painstaking investigation.

“We still need to establish why Saima came to Scotland and Edinburgh and the circumstances that led to her death.

“The information gathered thus far certainly indicates that Saima left her home on Sunday, August 30th, last year and travelled by train to Edinburgh.

“Now, almost one year on, Edinburgh is again in the midst of hosting the International Festival and there will be a number of people returning to the city who may remember Saima.

“It’s my hope that these posters might help jog some memories and we can gain vital information to assist with our investigation.”

Police believe she may have also travelled to the city months before her death and spoke to a man on the beach, telling him she had travelled up from London and was going back later the same day.

Police are asking anyone who may have come in contact with her to come forward so they can piece together her exact movements leading up to her death.

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