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Kriss murder timeline

1930 GMT on Wednesday 18 February 2004 to 0650 GMT Thursday 19 February 2004

On Laurie Place, Motherwell: report received that a Mercedes car registration number Y541 VNS was stolen.

0500 GMT Thursday 19 February 2004 Lochview Gardens, Hogganfield, Glasgow

Information received that the Mercedes motor vehicle that had been stolen from Laurie Place, Motherwell was parked at above location.

Saturday 21 February 2004

Outside 133 Onslow Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow - A motor vehicle of a similar description was seen in Onslow Drive.

Abound 10 or 11 March 2004

Lyndoch Crescent, Charing Cross, Glasgow: A similar vehicle was seen at the above location. Four Asian males got out the car and got a taxi to the Pollokshields area of Glasgow.

Between 0030 and 0300 GMT on Saturday 13 March 2004

Blanket Nightclub, 520 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow: Incidents occurred at above location, which involved Imran Shahid and white youths from the Pollokshields area.

Zeeshan Shahid, Imran Shahid, Mohammed Faisal Mushtaq (l-r)
All three accused denied abducting and murdering Kriss Donald

Between 1400 and 1500 GMT Monday 15 March 2004

Flat 1/1, 16 Herriet Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow: Daanish Zahid, Imran Shahid and Zeeshan Shahid left this address by taxi and collected Zahid Mohammed to return a short time later. They were joined by Faisal Mushtaq.

All five left this address and entered the stolen silver coloured Mercedes motor vehicle Registration Number Y541 VNS. They then drove off.

It is not clear if the true registration number was being displayed on this motor vehicle.


Monday 15 March 2004 about 1508 GMT

Kenmure Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow: The stolen Mercedes car entered Kenmure Street, where Kriss Donald and his friend Jamie Wallace were walking.

The car stopped and occupants got out. A fight then ensued between both factions during which Kriss Donald was forcibly placed into the stolen Mercedes. Jamie Wallace managed to break free and make good his escape.

Jamie Wallace and other witnesses phoned the police reporting the abduction of Kriss Donald.

About 1531 to 1606 GMT

M & D's Strathclyde Country Park: The stolen Mercedes was at the park. Zahid Mohammed left and travelled by taxi to his home address in Pollokshields.

It is known that during this period the occupants were actively looking for a place to take Kriss Donald.

Between about 1625 to 1907 GMT

Journey to Dundee and return. It is thought that this journey took place in the stolen Mercedes.

It is known that the occupants then travelled towards Dundee. This was confirmed by cell site analysis of mobile phones, which revealed mobile phone activity located by mobile telephone masts.


Monday 15 March 2004 estimated time between 1915 and 1945 GMT

Walkway at the River Clyde, West Thorn Recreation Ground, Glasgow.

The stolen Mercedes and occupants arrived at the location just as darkness had fallen. Tyre marks were found which indicated that the car made a multiple point manoeuvre at the footpath near to the River Clyde.

A forensic examination revealed that Kriss Donald was murdered at this location.

Kriss Donald was stabbed a number of times and set alight with petrol.

Blood and scorch marks were found on nearby logs.

His body was found the following morning lying in mud adjacent to the footpath.

2007 GMT Granby Lane, Glasgow

A number of 999 calls were received by the emergency services that a car was on fire at lockup garages in Granby Lane.

The fire service put out the fire. The police noted that the vehicle was not displaying registration plates.

It was later established that this vehicle was stolen from 5 Laurie Place, Motherwell.

The car was subsequently seized by detectives who had it forensically examined. The examination linked it to the murder of Kriss Donald.

2020 GMT on Monday 15 to Tuesday 16 March

Flat 1/1, 16 Herriet Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow

Asians were heard within this dwelling flat moving around and using mobile phones all night.

Evening of Monday 15 March 2004

Lane at 273/281 Kenmure Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow

Witness Anwar attended Flat 1/1, 16 Herriet Street in his car. The witness had received a phone call from either Imran Shahid or Zeeshan Shahid asking that he buy and deliver a can of petrol to the flat in Herriot Street.

On arrival the witness saw Zeeshan Shahid approach with a black bin bag containing clothes.

The witness was instructed to attend the lane where Zeeshan Shahid took the bin bag and clothes. He then used the petrol to burn the bin bag and contents.

Three left UK for Pakistan in March 2004.

It is known that Zeeshan Shahid, Imran Shahid and Faisal Mushtaq left the country and fled to Pakistan.

Wednesday 14 April 2004 London Road Police Office: Daanish Zahid and Zahid Mohammed were arrested for the abduction and murder of Kriss Donald.


May - June 2004

A series of meetings were held with the Scottish Executive, Crown Office International Division, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office to explore the possibility of securing a one-off extradition agreement with Pakistan.

June 2004: Home Office and FCO agreed that the Scottish Executive and Crown Office could progress a one-off extradition application.

Det Supt Eliott McKenzie met the High Commissioner for Pakistan in London to highlight the circumstances of the case. Her Excellency was very receptive and encouraged the progress of the application.


16 December 2004

Daanish Zahid was convicted for the murder of Kriss Donald and given a life sentence with a minimum of 17 years.

Zahid Mohammed was convicted for the racially motivated abduction and assault of Kriss Donald. He was sentenced to five years imprisonment.


June 2005

The British High Commission in Islamabad informed Det Supt McKenzie that the Pakistan Minister of Interior was looking on the extradition application favourably however there was a concern about the ability to trace the fugitives in such a vast and heavily-populated country.

The High Commission felt the time was appropriate for officers from Strathclyde Police to travel to Pakistan and open discussions with the police and law enforcement agencies regarding the progress of the case.

Det Supt McKenzie travelled to Pakistan in June 2005 and held a series of high level meetings with the heads of various law enforcement agencies.

2 July 2005

Det Supt McKenzie received confirmation that all three had been arrested by the police in Pakistan.

11 August 2005

All three accused appeared before the District Magistrate in Islamabad where they intimated they would not contest the extradition.

The judge deferred the case to 26 August 2005.

Extradition on 5 October 2005

Det Supt McKenzie led a team of detectives from Strathclyde Police who successfully escorted the three accused from Islamabad to Glasgow to face trial.

Accused appear on petition at Glasgow Sheriff Court on 6 October 2005 and were remanded in custody.

Trial began Monday 2 October 2006.

Found guilty on 8 November.



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