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Man held in Germany for Indian-origin man's murder

Press Trust of India  |  London 

A 51-year-old man was arrested today at Frankfurt airport in connection with a of an Indian-origin man in more than 24 years ago.

Ansar Shah, 36, was stabbed to death in a car park on Ayr's seafront on October 4, 1993.

Police said the suspect had been arrested on a European arrest warrant in Frankfurt,

Proceedings to bring the arrested man back to Scottish jurisdiction are expected to begin "in due course", officers said.

The arrest was made after a joint operation involving Police Scotland, the National Crime Agency and the authorities in France and

Det Ch Insp Mark Bell, from Police Scotland's homicide governance review, said: "Police is committed to pursuing those persons who are allegedly responsible for the gravest of crimes.

"Time and location is no barrier to the efforts and determination of our staff and partners to pursue justice for victims and their loved ones.

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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 22:07 IST