Small Heath pensioner murder

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.

CCTV to be released following Small Heath stabbing

West Midlands Police have confirmed in a press conference that two sets of CCTV are to be released from around the time Mohammed Saleem was attacked on Monday.

One piece shows a white male running in nearby Wyndcliffe Road. Police say he could be central to the inquiry but could be unconnected.

Another piece of footage shows a seven seater people carrier type vehicle near to the mosque.

Family speak at press conference

The family members of 75 year old Mohammed Saleem are speaking at a press conference about his murder.

The father and grandfather was stabbed in the back as he walked home in Small Heath on Monday night.

He as an elderly respected member of the Small Heath Community. We are doing all we can to bring his killer to justice."

– Detective Superintendent Payne, West Midlands Police

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Update expected on Small Heath murder

Mohammed Saleem Chaudhry.
Mohammed Saleem Chaudhry. Credit: ITV News Central

West Midlands Police are holding a press conference as they appeal for help following the murder of a 75-year-old man in Birmingham.

Mohammed Saleem Chaudhry was stabbed three times in the back as he walked home from a mosque in the Small Heath area of the city on Monday night.

Detectives in Birmingham say the community could hold the key to solving the murder of Mr Chaudhry.

Shazia Khan, Mr Chaudhry's daughter, spoke outside her father's home after his death:

"We're just so shocked. For him to lose his life in such a brutal way."

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Lead detective calls on community to come forward

Detective Superintendent Mark Payne, who is leading the inquiry into Mr Saleem's murder, says,

"We need the local community to come forward with any information they may have about the murder. This was an horrific crime and someone may have seen something vital to the inquiry and we need them to come forward with information which will help us catch Mr Saleem's killer or killers."

– Detective Superintendent Mark Payne
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