Councillor Waseem Zaffar has told ITV News Central the grandfather who was stabbed to death in Small Heath on Monday 29th April was a 'positive role model'.
Mohammed Saleem was an upstanding member of this community. He was somebody who gave so much to this community. He was involved in many activities in and outside the local mosque. He was somebody who young people looked up to as a positive role model.
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Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the fatal collision to come forward.
It's reported the offenders went onto steal a large quantity of Samsung mobile phones, with their value being described as 'significant'.
The alleged incident is said to have happened in Foxley Lane, Milton, on Friday afternoon (28 April).