Aqib Mazhar, was killed in June 2016 (Image: Notts Police)

Police have released shocking footage which shows the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old man by a group of men in an appeal to find the killer.

Aqib Mazhar was approached by a group of men before being fatally stabbed in a car in Russell Road, Forest Fields, on June 1, 2016.

He was attacked with knives and metal bars and later died in hospital.

Five men were jailed for manslaughter but Notts Police still believe the person who fatally stabbed Aqib is still at large.

The independent charity Crimestoppers launched an appeal, offering £10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Aqib Mazhar’s killer.

Detective chief inspector Rob Severn, who is running the investigation, said: “We have pursued all avenues available to us in order to catch this heartless killer.

“We are asking everyone to watch this video and please contact us if they think they have any information that could lead to identifying him.

“We know that he is probably a young, local man, and is probably part of the group who were jailed. You can contact Crimestoppers completely anonymously and you could be eligible for this cash reward.”

Aqib’s mum, Shameem Akhtar, still lives in Nottingham and issued a plea earlier this month for anyone with information to come forward.

Chief inspector Donna Lawton added: “This horrific incident highlights the devastating impact that knife crime can have on families and their communities and we really hope that someone comes forward as a result of this appeal.

“Carrying a knife is completely unacceptable and our knife crime team along with every other police officer will keep targeting this issue, removing any weapons they come across and proactively arresting those who possess one.”

Five men were jailed for a total of 44 years for manslaughter following the death.

They are: Mohamud Alasow, now 20, formerly of Hamilton Road, Nottingham; Junaid Farrukh, now 23, of Heathermead Close, Oakwood in Derby; Mohammed Qasim, now 26, of Staindale Drive, Aspley; Qamran Ahmed, 23, also of Staindale Drive; and Hamza Omar Adam, now 19, formerly of Berridge Road, Nottingham.

Anyone with information on Aqib’s death can contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 820 of June 1 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.