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British police released new photos on Friday and reiterated their appeal for information in the death of a 10-year-old girl, whose father is to stand trial for her murder.

Sara Sharif’s body was found at her family home in southern England on 10 August. The post-mortem examination revealed that Sharif had suffered “multiple and extensive injuries” over a long period of time.

Her father, stepmother and uncle have been charged with murder and causing or allowing the death of a child. He is expected to stand trial next autumn.

Surrey Police said they were releasing the new images “as part of our ongoing appeal for information to help build a picture of her life before her body was discovered”.

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Police said the photographs “present Sarah in the way we believe she would have been dressed in the months before her death”.

“We’re hoping these photos will inspire more people to come forward with information about her and her family.”

In one of the pictures, Sharif is shown wearing a black hijab which looks like a school picture and in the other she is wearing a blue hijab.

Sara’s father Urfan Sharif (41), his partner Binash Batool (29) and her brother Faisal Malik (28) had traveled to Pakistan a day before her body was found.

According to detectives, an early morning emergency call to alert authorities about Sara’s death was made by a man from Pakistan, who identified himself as Sara’s father.

After staying in the South Asian country for a month, they returned to the UK on September 13 and were arrested on arrival at London’s Gatwick Airport.

He has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 1 for a plea hearing.

His trial is scheduled to begin on September 2, 2024 and is expected to last six weeks.

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