Mosque attack murder arrest

A 25-year-old man being questioned over explosions at three mosques in Walsall, Tipton and Wolverhampton - has been arrested in connection with the murder of pensioner Mohammed Saleem, West Midlands Police said.

MP hails 'significant' arrest after Mosque attack murder

The Labour MP for Birmingham Ladywood, Shabana Mahmood, said an arrest in connection with the murder of local pensioner Mohammed Saleem is a "significant step" towards "getting justice".

I welcome the news that an arrest has been made in connection with the murder of Mr Saleem, a much-loved member of our community.

Although nothing can bring him back, the fact that a significant step has been taken towards getting justice for Mr Saleem will be a comfort to his family and the community in Small Heath.

It is shocking that Mr Saleem's brutal murder may have occurred as an act of terrorism - and it is vital that the community continues to support the police as they progress their investigations.

– Shabana Mahmood

Mosque attacks suspect held in murder probe

A 25-year-old man being questioned over explosions at three mosques in Walsall, Tipton and Wolverhampton has been arrested in relation to what police are calling "a further act of terrorism".

He is being held in connection with the murder of 82-year-old Mohammed Saleem Chaudhry, who was stabbed three times in the back as he walked home from a mosque in Small Heath, Birmingham in April.

ITV News reporter Helen Callaghan reports:

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Mosque attacks suspect held over pensioner murder

A 25-year-old man being questioned over explosions at three mosques in Walsall, Tipton and Wolverhampton has been arrested in relation to "a further act of terrorism" in connection with the murder of pensioner Mohammed Saleem, West Midlands Police has said.

Mohammed Saleem Chaudhry.

Mohammed Saleem Chaudhry, 82, was stabbed three times in the back as he walked home from a mosque in Small Heath, Birmingham in April.

Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale, of West Midlands Police, said: "The murder of Mohammed Saleem now forms part of the wider West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit Investigation."

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Duo face extra week of questions over mosque attacks

Counter terrorism officers have today been given an extra week to question two Ukrainian men in connection with three explosions near to mosques across the West Midlands.

The extension was granted this morning by Westminster Magistrates Court.

The 25 and 22-year-old were arrested in Small Heath, Birmingham, on Thursday and are suspected of involvement in explosions near mosques in Walsall, Tipton and Wolverhampton.

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Two arrested over Walsall mosque attack

Two Eastern European men have been arrested in connection with the explosion near Aisha Mosque in Walsall last month.

The 25-year-old and 22-year-old were arrested just before 3pm today.

Bomb disposal experts were called to the mosque in Walsall on 21st June Credit: ITV News Central

Police are searching an area of Talbot Way in Small Heath and as a precaution homes have been evacuated.

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