£10,000 reward for info on Birmingham killer

A ten thousand pound reward is being offered for anyone with information which leads police to the killer of a 75 year old man in Birmingham.

Mohammed Saleem was murdered as he walked home in Small Heath.

Throughout today and this evening officers will be in the Small Heath area talking to members of the public and encouraging anyone who saw anything suspicious seven days ago to come forward.

The 75-year-old was attacked as he walked home from the Green Lane Mosque along Little Green Lane just before 10.30pm on Monday April 29th.

Officers remain focussed on identifying a man captured on a CCTV camera running along Wyndcliffe Road near to where Mr Saleem was brutally murdered.

Detective Superintendent Mark Payne, from force CID, said: "We are investigating every lead we have and are very grateful for the calls we've had from members of the public to help us find Mr Saleem"s killer.

"We have strong relationships with people in the local community in Small Heath and we are all pulling together at this time.

"There has been real support from local residents and members of the congregation of Green Lane Mosque and we appreciate the help they have given our investigation so far.

"We continue to appeal to anyone who can help us identify the man seen in the CCTV footage  someone out there must know who he is and we urgently want to speak to him.

"I want to reiterate how important it is to come forward with any information you may have. If you are reluctant to contact us, you can speak to us anonymously and we have plans in place to support and protect witnesses through the justice system.

"Our thoughts remain with the family of Mr Saleem and the wider community who have been affected by his murder."
The motive for the attack remains unclear and detectives continue to investigate all lines of enquiry.

West Midlands Police are committed to supporting people who have witnessed a crime and use a range of different methods to protect these people. Details can be found on the force's website.

Anyone who can identify the man in the CCTV should call police on 101. Alternatively, people who do not want to speak with police officers directly can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.