The funeral of 75-year-old Mohammed Saleem who was attacked as he walked home from evening prayers in Small Heath on Monday 29th April is taking place. A £10,000 reward for information about his murder is still being offered.
Police are following new leads after the murder of a Birmingham pensioner was featured on the BBC's Crimewatch programme last night.
Police are particularly keen to hear from an anonymous male caller who left information surrounding the incident following the show and have appealed for this person to call back.
A team of dedicated police officers are still investigating the murder of Mr Saleem and are working closely with Crimestoppers to gather as much information as possible to help crack the case. Crimestoppers are offering a £10,000 reward for anything that leads to an arrest and conviction.
Detectives investigating the murder of 82-year-old Mohammed Saleem say they are following up information from a number of calls after an appeal was shown on the BBC's Crimewatch programme last night.
Officers are currently assessing the information from calls from members of the public that came in after the programme reconstructed the last movements and attack on Mr Saleem just before 10.25pm on Monday 29 April in Little Green Lane, Small Heath.
The daughter of a pensioner stabbed to death near his home in Small Heath says she feels the police have acted unprofessionally throughout the investigation.
Mohammed Saleem, who was 75, was killed on his way home from evening prayers a month ago. His daugher has also shown ITV News Central threatening letters sent to her brother's gym in the months leading up to the attack.
Detective Superintendent Mark Payne, who is leading the investigation, says West Midlands Police Force is "working around the clock" to piece together the information they have about the crime.
"I want to reiterate how important it is to come forward with any information you may have. You can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously and there are robust plans to support and protect witnesses through the justice system.
Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Mr Saleem who continue to support our investigation."
Councillor Waseem Zaffar has told ITV News Central the grandfather who was stabbed to death in Small Heath on Monday 29th April was a 'positive role model'.
Mohammed Saleem was an upstanding member of this community. He was somebody who gave so much to this community. He was involved in many activities in and outside the local mosque. He was somebody who young people looked up to as a positive role model.