Trial reveals 'horrifying last moments' of business owner killed in his own warehouse

Two men have been cleared of murder following the fatal shooting of a warehouse owner in Birmingham.

Akhtar Javeed was shot four times at point-blank range during a raid at his fast food business in Digbeth in February.

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  1. Chris Halpin

Akhtar Javeed Trial: the men behind a fatal failed robbery

56 year old Akhtar Javeed was shot four times in a botched armed robbery in Digbeth in February.

The man police think pulled the trigger, Tahir Zarif from Derby, is believed to have fled to Pakistan.

A jury at Birmingham Crown Court cleared two of murder, but Suraj Mistry from Leicester was found guilty of manslaughter, and Lemar Wali from Derby was convicted of conspiracy to rob.

During the six week trial the jury heard detailed evidence of the plans to rob Mr Javeed's warehouse, and the movements of the men who carried out the attack.

It was a conspiracy which spanned three Midlands cities, and a plot to steal thousands from a lucrative business with the help of an inside man. So who were these men and how did police finally catch up with them? Chris Halpin reports.

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