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Janbaz Tarin jailed for murdering ex-partner and her mother in fatal bank holiday stabbing

A man has been jailed for a minimum of 32 years for murdering his ex-partner and her mother.

Janbaz Tarin from Kingshurst in Solihull, pleaded guilty to stabbing to death Raneem Oudeh, his 22-year old ex-partner, to whom he was married to under Islamic law, and her mother Khaola Saleem, who was 49.

Both women were found fatally injured outside Ms Saleem's house on Northdown Road in Solihull, in the early hours of 27th August, a Bank Holiday Monday. A forensic post-mortem examination concluded that both mother and daughter died from multiple stab wounds.

Raneem Oudeh and her mother, Khaola Saleem were found outside Ms Saleem's home in Solihull with fatal stab wounds.

Tarin was detained by police in Sparkhill after a three-day manhunt.

Khaola's sister Nour Norris says the foundation of their family has been taken away by the double murders.

"When a pillar of the house goes, the whole house collapses.

I can't put it in words, to lose them is like life is never the same, it doesn't taste the same.

Any pain we come across doesn't feel the same, we are still in shock, we will live in shock for the rest of our lives".

– Khaola's sister, Nour Norris
Khaola Saleem, who was the mother of Tarin's ex-partner, Raneem Oudeh, was fatally stabbed in August. Credit: West Midlands Police

Ms Oudeh had dumped her husband in the weeks before his attack after learning he had three children and a secret wife who was pregnant with a fourth child in Afghanistan. He repeatedly harrassed his ex-partner, sleeping outside Mrs Saleem's address for 12 consecutive nights.

In the weeks before her murder, Ms Oudeh told family members he had threatened her, saying "if you leave me, I will kill you and your family".

With the help of her mother, Ms Oudeh, who had a two-year-old son from another relationship, secured the court order two weeks before her death. Ms Oudeh had secured a non-molestation order against him after he smashed her phone on August the 10th.

But he flouted the ban and in the hours leading up to the assault Ms Oudeh made three calls to police. She was on the phone to a 999 call handler when Tarin struck.

On the night of August 26, Tarin followed his victims to a shisha lounge.

There was a confrontation involving the three inside the lounge and Tarin was ejected by staff after being heard making threats to kill his estranged wife.

He left the scene, armed himself with a knife and drove to Mrs Saleem's home where he violently attacked mother and daughter outside their front door.

He was captured on CCTV fleeing on foot and hid from police for three days, triggering a huge manhunt by West Midlands Police.

A tip-off by a member of the public led to his capture, although a criminal investigation is continuing into those who may have assisted Tarin in evading justice.

Police say Tarin said nothing in his interviews, and has shown no remorse at all.

"In 24 years of policing, I don't think I've ever seen a mother and daughter cut down in the way that they were in this kind of unprecedented attack."

– Detective Chief Superindendent Mark Payne - Head of CID, West Midlands Police

He will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on a date to be fixed.