A man is planning to sell his house to fund a bid for justice over the disappearance of his brother on Valentine’s Day 13 years ago.

Car dealer Sajid Saddique, a 32-year-old father-of-three, was last seen in the Asda car park in Shipley in 2007 and his body has never been found.

An inquest, opened in October 2014, heard that detectives investigating the case arrested Clive Andrew Jones and Paul Scandratt on suspicion of murder, while Simon Carroll was arrested on suspicion of assisting offenders.

Police handed over a file to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), but charges were never brought by the CPS due to a lack of evidence.

Now Sajid’s brother Majid says he will sell his house and set up an online appeal to fund a further investigation and, if necessary, a private prosecution against whoever was responsible.

But the family have been warned that such a course of action could cost hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Speaking on the 13th anniversary of his brother’s disappearance, he said: “There is nothing else we can do.”

He said the family had been frustrated by the lack of progress in the case to get justice for Sajid.

“I’m going to put my house on the market and go online to get funds to do a private prosecution,” he added.

“There is no other way.

“We’ve been thinking about it for a while.”

He said he had talked to lawyers about starting a legal case and had been told it could cost £700,000.

He will be speaking with specialist law firms in the next two weeks.

Majid said the family had hoped someone would have been prosecuted by now.

He said: “We thought there would be a charge. As years go by police move on. The CPS said no.

"It’s been 13 years. Come on, someone out there knows something.”

Majid had previously said he would not rest until the people responsible for his elder brother’s murder are behind bars.

Sajid, who ran a car dealership, told his family he was attending a business meeting in Shipley when he left home, but he failed to return. His gold Volkswagen Bora car was found in the Asda car park at Shipley later the same day.

Majid’s immediate family, including his sister-in-law, Asma, and his brother’s children all now live in Scotland after the memories surrounding the apparent murder became too much for them.

The 42-year-old has thought of moving himself, but has said in the past that he wanted to stay in Bradford in the hope his brother’s killers can be brought to justice.

The family came from around the country to mark the anniversary of Sajid’s disappearance on Friday.

Majid said: “We’re getting together as a family to remember him.”

Gerry Wareham, Chief Crown Prosecutor at CPS Yorkshire and Humberside, said: “We appreciate that the anniversary of Mr Saddique’s disappearance will be a poignant and painful time for his family, and they have our thoughts and sympathy.

“An investigation into a potential murder never closes, and if new evidence is discovered we will of course consider it very carefully. However, we can only prosecute cases if there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction, and as we have not received any new evidence in connection with this case, our decision remains the same.”

Detective Chief Inspector Sharron Kaye, of the Protective Services Crime Department, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of Mr Saddique on the anniversary of his disappearance, and we know this time of year must be particularly difficult for them.

“Our investigation remains open and we would appeal to anyone with information about Mr Saddique, no matter how small, to contact us – as it may be crucial to our enquiries.

“If you can assist then please contact us, either by calling 101 or by using the options on the West Yorkshire Police website.

“Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers.”

  • A private prosecution is a prosecution started by a private individual, or entity who/which is not acting on behalf of the police or other prosecuting authority. People or companies might use a private prosecution where the Police or CPS have refused to investigate or prosecute a crime, where a state prosecution has failed or where an individual or a company wishes to have more control over the timing and execution of their criminal case.