1. ITV Report

Woman released on bail in grandfather murder probe

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A 19-year-old woman arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a West Ham grandfather has been released on bail.

Akhtar Javeed, 56, was shot dead as masked men attempted to rob a drinks distribution business in Birmingham earlier this month.

The woman was arrested in Leicester on Friday night by West Midlands police on suspicion of assisting an offender and has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Police are still questioning two men aged 18 and 26, who were arrested in Derby and Leicester, on suspicion of murder.

I continue to appeal to people to come forward. I firmly believe that someone out there may still have information that could help our investigation and I am urging them to call me or one of my team

– Det Ch Insp Martin Slevin

The family of father of four Mr Javeed continue to be supported by specialist officers.