THE widow and brother of missing Bradford businessman Sajid Saddique have spoken of their disappointment after the Crown Prosecution Service revealed no charges are to be brought in connection with his disappearance.

Father-of-three Mr Saddique, of Heaton, was aged 32 when he vanished on Valentine's Day, 2007.

Mr Saddique, who ran a car dealership, told his family he was going to a business meeting in Shipley. His gold Volkswagen Bora was found in the Asda car park in Shipley later that day.

Farmhouses in Clayton and Low Moor were searched during an intensive police investigation.

Last year, detectives confirmed they were conducting a murder inquiry after new information was uncovered. Two men were arrested on suspicion of murder and a third on suspicion of assisting offenders and an inquest was opened.

But the Crown Prosecution Service has now revealed that none of those arrested will be prosecuted, due to lack of evidence.

Mr Saddique's widow, Asma Razaq, 35, said she was frustrated by the CPS decision.

Mrs Razaq, who has moved to Scotland with their three children, now aged 14, ten, and nine, said: "It is extremely frustrating. It doesn't make any sense and I feel I have been let down by the justice system.

"There are people out there who have committed murder."

Mr Saddique's brother, Majid, praised the police's handling of the case and said officers had always been there for the family but he said he was disappointed it had taken a year for the CPS to reach its decision.

Martin Goldman, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Yorkshire and Humberside, said: “I recognise it has been, and continues to be, a difficult time for Mrs Razaq since her husband’s disappearance.

“I met her to explain personally that having carefully considered a file submitted to us by the police we had concluded that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute any person in respect of her husband’s disappearance.

“Every case has to be considered on its own facts and we cannot bring a prosecution unless there is sufficient evidence.”

Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson of West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said they continued to appeal for anyone with information about Mr Saddique's last whereabouts, or what happened to him, to come forward.

He said: “No matter how small or insignificant the information may seem in isolation, it could be the missing piece of the jigsaw in helping us establish the truth about what happened to Sajid.

“I would urge anyone who has such knowledge, or was perhaps on the periphery of this incident, to contact us."

Anyone with information should call the Major Investigations Review Team via 101, or Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111, or online at