A candlelit vigil was held last night for the 75-year-old man who was stabbed to death while making his way home from a mosque in Small Heath, Birmingham.
Many members of the community turned out to pay their respects to Mohammed Saleem, who was killed a week ago today.
Detectives are continuing to appeal for information one week after Mohammed Saleem was murdered as he walked home from a mosque 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 last Monday (April 29).
A vigil is being held in memory of Mohammed Saleem – the man stabbed to death as he walked home from a mosque in Birmingham on April 29.
Candles will be lit in his memory on Little Green Lane at 6pm tonight.
The Assistant Chief Constable of West Midlands Police tweets about the Mohammed Saleem murder investigation.
I would once again encourage people to call with information in relation to our appeal.
While we have identified the driver of the people carrier, we are yet to identify the man in the CCTV who is being treated as a person of interest for the inquiry team minus; we need to know who he is, so if anyone believes they recognise him, I'd urge them to contact us.
However, it may be that he's unconnected to the murder so I'd also encourage him to make contact so we can eliminate him from our enquiries.
– Detective Superintendent Mark Payne from force CID
Mr Saleem was a defenceless pensioner returning home from evening prayers...it's a despicable attack.I'm confident someone, or perhaps several people, knows who has done this or at least has their suspicions about who may be involved.
The killer certainly doesn't deserve protecting - I'd ask people to look into their consciences and if they have any suspicions about who's responsible then to contact West Midlands Police on the 101 number.
Our thoughts remain with the family of Mr Saleem and the wider community who have been affected by his murder.
The driver of a people carrier captured on camera in Small Heath around the time 75-year-old Mohammed Saleem was murdered on Monday has been identified.
The man was spoken to by officers on 2 May, whilst his passenger will meet police later today. Both are regarded as witnesses.
Police are now focusing their efforts on identifying the man captured on camera running along Wyndcliffe Road near to where Mr Saleem was brutally murdered in Little Green Lane.Officers will be attending the mosque where Mr Saleem worshipped and handing out images of the man captured in the CCTV.
The police appeal has also been added to the host of tribute sites which have been created since the well respected and much loved father and grandfather was killed.
Police are still investigating the fatal stabbing of 75 year old Mohammed Saleem in Small Heath on Monday evening.
They have released CCTV of the night he was killed in the hope that witnesses will come forward.
"It is extremely difficult for us to accept the brutality that was inflicted on our beloved father and grandfather who will be deeply missed" - Nazia Maqsood, daughter
"I cannot see him having any enemies who would be so full of hate to do this to him. We don't understand." - Shazia Khan, daughter
Police confirm they is no evidence to suggest the attack on Mohammed Saleem was racially motivated, but they are not ruling it out.