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Murdered radio presenter had 'severe head injuries'

Nasim Jamil
Mrs Jamil was described as an "amazing person" by colleagues

Police investigating the "brutal" murder of a radio presenter at her home in Glasgow have revealed she died as a result of "severe head injuries".

Nasim Jamil, 54, who worked on Asian community radio station Awaz FM, was discovered by her daughter at her flat in Byres Road on Wednesday night.

She was last seen alive earlier in the day and is believed to have attended a doctor's appointment.

Police are studying CCTV footage from the area where Mrs Jamil lived.

Forensic officers are examining her flat and door-to-door inquiries are under way. A mobile police office has been sited on Byres Road.

Mrs Jamil, who was widowed and lived with her daughter, was found in her third-floor flat at about 1950 GMT on Wednesday.

Det Ch Insp Louise Raphael, who is in charge of the investigation, said officers were trying to establish a motive for the killing.

Bloodstained clothing

She said: "We believe she attended a doctor's appointment nearby around 1.30 pm. I would urge anyone who saw Nasim any time between then and early evening to come forward.

"Byres Road is always busy with shoppers, pedestrians and motorists and I appreciate that it may be difficult to remember seeing someone entering a close.

"However, I am interested in speaking to anyone who saw anyone leaving the close at 128 Byres Road on Wednesday."

Javaid Ullah of Awaz FM pays tribute to his former Awaz FM colleague

Det Ch Insp Louise Raphael said it may be possible that the person responsible may have left the flat with bloodstained clothing.

She described the crime as "a particularly brutal murder" and said the person responsible "must be caught".

Mrs Jamil was said to have been a popular member of the community and was well known to her neighbours.

She was a volunteer presenter with Awaz FM, which serves the Asian population in Glasgow and broadcasts in Urdu, Punjabi and English.

Mrs Jamil had worked at Awaz FM since 2004, presenting the programme Yaadon Ka Phool on food and on reuniting broken families.

'Loving person'

Her colleague Charanjit Sangha, community relations manager at the station, said: "We heard of her death last night and were all in shock. She was just an amazing person. She was a really hard worker and it is such a loss.

"She was so close to everyone and a loving person."

Mr Sangha said he did not think that Mrs Jamil's death was in any way connected to her work as a radio presenter.

"She was such a nice person, she would make people happy, she would make people smile, she would never ever hurt anybody's feelings by doing that programme," he said.

Mrs Jamil wrote on the station's website: "When I joined the radio I wanted to do such a programme where I could reunite broken families.

"I set this as my main goal of my programme and managed to fulfil my dream.

"I reunited five people and this made me very happy.

"I love doing my programme on Awaz FM and if I had another opportunity to help reunite many more families I would do it gladly."



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