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Family of businessman shot dead make fresh appeal

Akhtar Javeed Credit: West Midlands Police

The family of warehouse owner Akhtar Javeed who was shot dead at his Birmingham business have made an appeal for his killers to come forward.

The 56-year-old was killed during an attempted armed robbery in Digbeth on 3 February.

Left to right: Sheraz Batti (son-in-law of Akhtar Javeed), Lilas Javeed (daughter), DS Mark Payne (Senior Investigating Officer) Credit: Andy Bevan / ITV News Central


Man bailed following altercation outside pub

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A 46-year-old man has been bailed pending further enquiries following a mans death outside a pub in West Bromwich after an altercation had taken place.

Officers were called to reports of a disorder outside the Queens Head pub, Church Lane, just before 11pm on Friday night.

A 61-year-old man was confirmed dead soon after and the scene has been sealed off for further investigations.

A post-mortem has taken place to determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information can call Force CID on 101.


Trio to appear in court for cannabis factory find

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Three men will appear in court today after police uncovered a large cannabis factory in Coventry on Thursday.

More than 2,000 plants were found in Riley Square, Wood End after officers carried out a warrant on Thursday evening.

47-year-old Dat Nguyen, of no fixed address, 50-year-old Su Nguyen of no fixed address and 20-year-old Anh Hoang, of Exeter Street in Birmingham, have all been charged with production of a class B drug.

Appeal for taxi driver to come forward in Digbeth murder

Police are appealing to trace the driver of a private hire vehicle, which was on Rea Street South on Wednesday 3 February at the time when a man was shot dead during an armed robbery.

Akhtar Javeed died during an attempted robbery at a warehouse in Birmingham

A murder investigation has been launched into the death of Birmingham businessman Akhtar Javeed, 56, who was shot in the neck at the Direct Source 3 warehouse in Digbeth.

We are keen to trace the driver of a private hire vehicle believed to be a saloon which followed a vehicle with no lights on from Rea Street South turning left into MacDonald street at around 6.40pm. We believe this was a targeted robbery attempt at the business premises in Rea Street South, near to the junction with MacDonald Street.

It happened at a time when other people may have been leaving work for the day and someone may have seen what happened or have important information about the suspects."

– Acting Detective Chief Inspector Martin Slevin

Mr Javeed's family have been made aware of the result and paid tribute to him describing him as “an honest man who valued his family more than anything else.”

Please help bring closure to our family and justice for him. He was cruelly taken away from us and his young children who will now have to grow up without their father. Please help us."

– Mr Javeed's family

Police release CCTV image of man wanted in connection with robbery

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Police have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to following a robbery at a bank in Nechells on Tuesday.

At around 4.15pm a man entered the branch on Long Acre and threatened a cashier.

The bank worker handed over a quantity of cash before the man ran off.

The suspect is described as Asian, aged in his 20s, 5ft 3ins tall, of slim build and clean shaven with short black hair.

If you have any information, please contact Detective Constable Lynval Dell on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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