Arrests Made Over Death Of Birmingham Businessman

13 February 2016, 09:19

businessman Akhtar Javeed

Three people have been arrested from the East Midlands in connection with the Digbeth businessman's death so far.

UPDATE: FEBRUARY 14TH:

Detectives investigating the death of Akhtar Javeed continue to question two men on suspicion of his murder.

Mr Javeed, 56, was shot dead as masked men attempted to rob Direct Source 3 Ltd in Rea Street South on Wednesday 3 February.

An 18-year-old man remains in custody and an application for further time to question a 26-year-old man arrested in Leicester on suspicion of murder has been granted today (14 February).

A 19-year-old woman arrested from Leicester on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Slevin, who is leading on the investigation, said: “I continue to appeal to people to come forward, I firmly believe that someone out there may still have information that could help our investigation and I am urging them to call me or one of my team."

Mr Javeed’s family continue to be supported by specialist officers.

Anyone with information which may help Det Chief Insp Martin Slevin and his team of detectives should call West Midlands Police on 101.

UPDATE: FEBRUARY 13TH 

Police say they have made further arrests in connection with the death of a Birmingham businessman.

56 year-old Akhtar Javeed died after being shot in the neck during a suspected armed robbery on Rea Street South last Wednesday (3rd).

Last night, officers arrested a 26 year-old man on suspicion of murder in connection with the Digbeth man's death.

A woman - aged 19 - was also arrested as the same address on suspicion of assisting an offender.

West Midlands Police say they will apply for more time to question an 18 year-old man arrested in Derby earlier this week in connection with Mr. Javeed's death.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Slevin, who is leading on the investigation, said: 

“This is a fast paced investigation and further arrests have been made as we continue to investigate Mr Javeed's murder.

"I continue to appeal to people to come forward, I firmly believe that someone out there may still have information that could help our investigation and I am urging them to call me or one of my team."

FEBRUARY 10TH

Capital's been told that the Digbeth businessman was shot dead last week after he refused to hand money over to armed robbers.

56 year-old Akhtar Javeed was killed on Wednesday night at his business on Rea Street South after two armed robbers entered the unit, tied up 5 members of staff and demanded he hand over money.

Capital has today been told how the men shot Mr. Javeed after he refused their demands.

DSI Mark Payne from West Midlands Police says it's clear the offenders didn't plan on this as they fled the scene shortly afterwards.

The force has today released a fresh appeal for information one week on from the incident.

The force has also released some CCTV which they hope will bring forward key witnesses.

This one features the car which the force believes the suspects fled the scene in.

Mr. Javeed's daughter Lilis Javeed told Capital the family wants justice.

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