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Two more men arrested over murder of religious leader

Jalal Uddin was found with a severe head injury in February.

Police investigating the murder of a religious leader in Rochdale have arrested two more men.

Jalal Uddin, 64, was found with a severe head injury in a playground in the town on February 18. He was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.

A 28-year-old man has today been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arranging funds for terrorism.

A third man, aged 21, who had previously been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, is also in custody for further questioning after answering bail.

Six people have now been arrested in connection with the murder of Jalal Uddin.

Police say the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact officers by calling 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Ten men jailed for 127 years for sex offences

The child sex abusers starting jail terms tonight for grooming and sexually abusing girls in Rochdale.

Ten men have been sentenced to a total of 127 years.

They were jailed following a police operation in which more than 100 men in Rochdale were questioned or arrested.

The men prayed on eight young females. Officers who worked the case said they exploited the most vulnerable people in society.

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