The family of a Bradford University student who has now been missing more than a fortnight is hoping to spread an appeal to find out where he is across the north.
Aamir ‘Eric’ Qudeer (pictured) has not been heard from since February 26 when he is thought to have left his university accommodation and travelled to Liverpool – a city to which he is not thought to have any links. Police in West Yorkshire and Merseyside have been appealing for anyone who has seen the student, who turned 21 shortly after going missing, to come forward. But after two weeks the family is none the wiser as to where he is or why he left Bradford.
Relatives have spoken of their desire to cast the net wider and are speaking to various groups about spreading the appeal to Lancashire and surrounding areas. So far there have been online appeals, posters and fliers handed out around the University campus and Aamir’s home city of Leeds and a Facebook page post that is being followed by more than 5,600 people.
His friends last saw him on Wednesday, February 26, leaving his Forster Hall student accommodation, and he was later spotted in Leeds train station. CCTV footage showed he had travelled to Liverpool Lime Street Station. The last sighting was at 6.55pm the same day on Mulgrave Street, Liverpool. After searching his room they found he had left most of his possessions behind.
His family is baffled by the disappearance – he had visited their Moortown home only a few days earlier and seemed fine. He had no links to Liverpool and they say he rarely went more than a few days without contacting home.
His older sister Nailah said: “Police are still looking for more CCTV footage of him. We ring to speak to police every day. We know they are doing all the inquiries that they can. We are trying to publicise his disappearance as much as we can. We’d like to spread the appeal further and get more publicity in Lancashire and other parts of Yorkshire. We are trying to sort that out with different groups in the next few days.”
The Missing People charity has already offered help, spreading a poster of Aamir and his details online.
Naliah added: “It is a difficult time for us. We’re really concerned for his safety now.”