Radio presenter murdered in her home

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A radio presenter murdered in her flat died of severe head injuries, police said today.

Nasim Jamil, a 54-year-old widow, was found dead in her Byres Road home in the Partick area of Glasgow on Wednesday.

Her daughter discovered the body when she returned from work shortly before 8pm.

It is thought Ms Jamil was last seen alive when she visited her doctor at 1.30pm that day.

Police renewed their appeal today for information about Ms Jamil's death, and are studying CCTV footage from the area in which she lived.

Forensic officers are examining her flat and conducting door-to-door inquiries.

The officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Raphael, said: "Our main focus is establishing a motive for this crime and we are currently narrowing down the timeframe of when she was attacked.

"We believe she attended a doctor's appointment nearby around 1.30 pm. I would urge anyone who saw Nasim anytime 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.

"Did anyone notice someone running from the area or someone behaving in a suspicious manner?

"It may well be that the person responsible's clothing will have been bloodstained. It is important that we speak to any person who could provide that little bit of information that could prove vital to our investigation.

"I would like to reassure members of the public that everything possible is being done to trace the person or persons responsible. Understandably, people will be concerned, in particular women. However although it may be small comfort, crimes of this nature are very rare."

Ms Jamil worked for Glasgow radio station Awaz FM, which broadcasts in Urdu, Punjabi and English.

She had presented the programme Yaadon Ka Phool on the station since 2004.

Writing on the station's website, she described how she wanted to reunite broken families through her work.

"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," she wrote.