Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Solihull Double Murder

31 August 2018, 07:30 | Updated: 31 August 2018, 07:32

Solihull murder Raneem Oudeh Khaola Saleem

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a mum and daughter in Solihull.

West Midlands Police say the man was detained in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham on Thursday evening in relation to the deaths of Raneem Oudeh, 22, and her mother Khaola Saleem, 49.

The pair were stabbed at Ms Saleem's home in Northdown Road just after 12.30am on Bank Holiday Monday.

Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield, who is leading the investigation, said: "I would like to thank the community for their support over the last few days, the response to our appeals has been excellent and tonight resulted in this arrest."

Police said the victims' family had been updated on the development.

Three addresses were previously raided by police, including one in Sparkhill.

Computer equipment and mobile phones were seized and a van was undergoing forensic examination.

Police also previously said the suspected murder weapon had been recovered.

Ms Oudeh had a two-year-old child and her mother had six children, with both victims originally from Syria.

The force has not released the name of the arrested man.

(Image: West Midlands Police)