Police have named and pictured a girl in Woking who was murdered earlier this month.

The girl has been identified as 10-year-old Sara Sharif and police are hunting for her father.

Police were called to an address in Hammond Road, Woking, at around 2.50am on Thursday, August 10, following a 999 call made by a man who identified himself as Sara’s father, Urfan Sharif.

The call was made from Pakistan.

On arrival, police found Sara dead inside the property.

It is believed that this was her home address.

Surrey Police and Sussex Police’s Major Crime Team launched an investigation to establish the circumstances of Sara’s death – an investigation which remains ongoing.

As a result, officers identified three people they would like to speak to as part of the ongoing investigation into Sara’s death.

These people have been identified as Sara’s father, Urfan Sharif, 41, his partner Beinash Batool, 29, and Urfan’s brother, Faisal Malik, 28.

Police believe that Urfan travelled to Islamabad, Pakistan, in company with his partner and his brother on Wednesday, August 9.

There were five children with them aged between a year and 13 years old.

As part of ongoing enquiries to locate these people, Surrey Police are continuing to work with international agencies, including Interpol, the National Crime Agency and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to progress our enquiries with the Pakistani authorities.

They are also working with local partners in Surrey to progress the safeguarding review and are liaising with the Crown Prosecution Service.

The death has also been reported to HM Coroner.

The post-mortem examination, which took place last Tuesday afternoon (August 15), did not establish the cause of Sara’s death and further tests are being carried out.

No timeframe has been outlined for how long these tests will take.

The post-mortem did, however, reveal that Sara had suffered multiple and extensive injuries, which are likely to have been caused over a sustained and extended period of time.

Detective Superintendent Mark Chapman, from the Surrey Police and Sussex Police Major Crime Team, said: “Firstly, on behalf of Surrey Police, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences following Sara’s tragic death.

“Our thoughts are with her mother at this difficult time.

“We also fully appreciate the impact this devastating incident will have had within the local community.

“While the post-mortem has not provided us with an established cause of death at this time, the fact that we now know that Sara had suffered multiple and extensive injuries over a sustained and extended period has significantly changed the nature of our investigation, and we have widened the timescale of the focus of our enquiry.

“As a result, we are trying to piece together a picture of Sara’s lifestyle but we cannot do this without the public’s help.

“That is why we are appealing for anyone who knew Sara, had any form of contact with her, or has any other information about her, no matter how insignificant it might seem, to come forward as soon as possible.

Det Supt Chapman said: “In the meantime, I would like to reassure you that we are doing everything possible, including working with our partners and international agencies, to ensure that those responsible for Sara’s tragic and untimely death are brought to justice.”

Surrey Police ask that anyone with information which could assist their investigation contact them via our information portal https://mipp.police.uk/operation/4523K72-PO2

Alternatively, you can report information quoting Operation Unison via:

If you do not wish to speak to police you can call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.