The murder of Mohammed Saleem now forms part of the wider West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit inquiry and will be thoroughly investigated.
I appreciate that there has been significant disruption whilst experts search each of the affected locations, but equally I hope that people understand the need to both ensure public safety whilst conducting a thorough investigation.
– Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale, West Midlands Police
Police are continuing to investigate an industrial unit off Talbot Way in Small Heath, Birmingham, in connection with a number of terror explosions outside mosques across the West Midlands and the murder of a 75 year-old man in April.
A 25 year-old Ukrainian man was arrested last week following the explosions in Walsall, Wolverhampton and Tipton in the last month.
He was then further arrested this weekend on suspicion of the murder of Mohammed Saleem in April.
A 22 year-old Ukrainian man had been arrested and released without charge. He is now helping the police with their investigation.
Mr Saleem was walking home from evening prayers in Small Heath in Birmingham on Monday 29 April.
As part of the police counter terrorism investigation into explosions near mosques in Walsall, Tipton and Wolverhampton, one of the people in custody, a 25 year-old man from Ukraine, has been arrested in connection with Mr Saleem's murder.
The murder of Mohammed Saleem now forms part of the wider West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit Investigation."
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.