Police cleared in murder case

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POLICE officers have been cleared over the way they handled an investigation into the stabbing of Sheffield teenager Tarek Chaiboub who was shot dead five days later.

The family of the 17-year-old complained to the Independent Police Complaints Commission about the way the first investigation was handled.

Tarek was stabbed outside his home in Castledine Gardens, Wincobank, on July 6, 2008, after members of the S3 postcode gang, with whom he was associated, blamed him for causing the near-fatal stabbing of another gang member.

The teenager survived but, five days later, was fatally gunned down in Burngreave in an assassination ordered by S3 member Nigel Ramsey.

The IPCC has ruled officers did all they could, given their investigation was hampered by Tarek’s own lack of co-operation after his stabbing.

But his father, Rashid Chaiboub, said: “I still believe my son was let down.”