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The daughter of a 75-year-old man from Birmingham who was stabbed to death just metres from his own home, has told ITV News Central she's devastated by his death.
Mohammed Saleem was on his way back from evening prayers when he was repeatedly stabbed in a seemingly unprovoked attack in Small Heath. Michael Sibert reports.
Detectives investigating the death of an elderly man in Small Heath have revealed he died as a result of three stab wounds to the back.
Officers are continuing to investigate the murder of 75 year-old Mohammed Saleem who was attacked in Little Green Lane.
Police remain at the scene while forensic enquiries are ongoing and extra reassurance patrols are in place.
She said her father used to walk to the mosque five times each day.
Ms Khan, who had travelled to Birmingham from London, added:
Shazia Khan, the daughter of Mohammed Saleem Chaudhry, said she was not aware that her father had any problems. She condemned his "cold blooded" murder and described the incident as "shocking", "disgusting", "deplorable" and "unacceptable".
Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man was stabbed to death on his way home from a mosque in Small Heath in Birmingham.
Detective Superintendent Mark Payne, says they are in the early stages of the investigation.
Police have confirmed that the man stabbed on his way home from a mosque in Small Heath, Birmingham, is Mohammed Saleem Chaudhry.
Mohammed Saleem Chaudhry, who was named by his daughter as the 75 year-old stabbed to death in Small Heath, lived at Little Green Lane for 25 years.
He used to work at RHM Bakery, which is now a Morrisons supermarket, before retiring a few years ago.
West Midlands Police refused to confirm the victim's name.
A 75 year-old man who was stabbed to death in Small Heath, Birmingham, on his way home from evening prayers has been named locally as Mohammed Saleem Chaudhry.
A 75 year-old man who was stabbed to death in Small Heath, Birmingham was returning home from evening prayers at a local mosque when he was attacked.
The man is said to have seven children and 22 grandchildren.
Family members have told reporters he was a well-respected member of the community and that everybody knew him. They say they are shocked that anyone would attack a defenceless elderly man with a walking stick.
Detective Inspector Martin Slevin from West Midlands Police said: “We are in the very early stages of this investigation and the motive for the attack remains unclear.
Today we will be examining CCTV footage and speaking to local residents who who may have seen something last night.
We really want to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything out of the ordinary.
Did you see anything suspicious between 10.15pm and 10.30pm in Little Green Lane? If you have any information that could help our investigation, please call as soon as possible.”