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

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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.