BREAKING NEWS: Police hunt murder suspects on the run with missing mum Farrah Fadli
TWO double-murder suspects believed to be on the run with missing Farrah Fadli are at the centre of Scotland’s biggest manhunt.
Police issued images of danger men Craig Munro and Allan Robertson in a desperate bid to track all three down.
The photos were taken from the same security camera that captured 29-year-old Farrah before she disappeared.
In an extraordinary twist in the search for the missing mum-of-two, it has now emerged that detectives believe she is with the two fugitives.
Officers want to question Munro, 30, and Robertson, 26, in connection with the violent deaths of Jim Imrie and his brother-in-law John Smith. They were murdered in their homes in Stevenston, Ayrshire, earlier this month.
Officers want to interview Munro and Robertson over the killings, which left the town shocked.
It’s believed Farrah could also be questioned as a potential witness to at least one of the murders.
She is still being treated as a missing person – although warrants have been issued for the arrest of Munro and Robertson.
It is unclear whether Farrah was with the two men of her own free will. Police yesterday warned the public not to approach the group.
A source said: “Anyone who knows their whereabouts should contact police immediately.”
Police are trying to trace Craig Munro and Allan Robertson
Another said: “This turned from a missing persons inquiry into a murder inquiry and is now a major priority for Police Scotland. It is an extraordinary sequence of events and a major manhunt is underway.”
Jim, 56, was found beaten to death in his home on Saturday, October 9. Hours later, police were called to another address less than two miles away where they discovered dad-of- four John, 52, and a 30-year-old man both with serious injuries.
James Imrie was found dead
John – who was married to Jim’s sister Gail – was taken to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock and later transferred to Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital but died from his injuries two days later. The younger victim was released from hospital. Both men had suffered knife wounds.
Police Scotland’s major investigation team quickly linked the two deaths before Farrah was last seen with her two children at around 11am on Wednesday, October 12.
A nationwide appeal for her to get in touch with her family resulted in her dropping off her son McKenzie, 10, and daughter Eva, four, at a friend’s house in Irvine 48 hours later.
Farrah, who also uses the surname Gillespie, then left without saying where she was going or who she was with.
Police Scotland handout photo of Farrah Fadli, also known as Farrah Gillespie
Last night, an unnamed woman in Mossblown, near Ayr – who claimed to be Farrah’s sister-in-law – said she was unaware of any new developments in the search for Farrah or of her relationship with Munro and Robertson.
She said: “We know nothing about any of this and I’ve never heard of these men. We hope and pray Farrah is found safe and well and comes home.”
Images of Farrah, Munro and Robertson were taken from a security camera thought to be sited in a budget hotel in Ayr.
Farrah’s home in the town was deserted last night and police have pinned a notice on the front door asking the occupant to get in touch. Farrah is 5ft 4in and slim, with dyed blonde hair.
Police say she has not gone missing before and officers previously said it was extremely unusual for her to leave her children for such a long time and not get touch with her family and friends.
Police didn’t issue descriptions of Munro and Robertson but the CCTV images show Munro has short, brown hair and was wearing a black jacket. Robertson has short, fair hair and was wearing a green jacket. 52 year-old man, named as John Smith died following a disturbance within a property in Misk Knowes
There was no answer at the houses where Jim and John lived last night but one neighbour who claimed to know both men well said: “People have seen the photos put out by police today of the two men they are trying to get hold of.
“Everyone locally is saying it is connected to the two murders in Stevenston.”
A police statement said:
“The police are currently pursuing a number of lines of enquiry in relation to tracing these males.
“Members of the public are advised not to approach these males but to contact police immediately on telephone number 101.”