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Boy, 14, arrested over death of restaurant owner in Stockport

Mohammed Islam, 53, from Hyde, Tameside, was making a food delivery in Romiley, Stockport, when the incident took place.

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Police said Mohammed Islam’s family are devastated (GMP/PA)

Police said Mohammed Islam’s family are devastated (GMP/PA)

Police said Mohammed Islam’s family are devastated (GMP/PA)

A second 14-year-old boy has been arrested over the death of a restaurant owner who was hit by his own car following a robbery.

Mohammed Islam, 53, from Hyde, in Tameside, Greater Manchester, was making a food delivery in Romiley, Stockport, on the evening of January 8 when the incident took place.

He was taken to hospital in a critical condition but died two days later

On Wednesday, a 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to commit theft. He remains in custody for questioning.

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Mohammed Islam, 53, from Hyde (GMP/PA)

Mohammed Islam, 53, from Hyde (GMP/PA)

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Mohammed Islam, 53, from Hyde (GMP/PA)

Another 14-year-old boy appeared in court last week charged with Mr Islam’s murder and various driving offences. He was remanded in custody at a youth detention centre until his next appearance in March.

Mr Islam, also known as Nowab Miah, owned the Marple Spice restaurant in Marple, Stockport.

His family released a statement following the incident saying they were “devastated beyond belief”.

Detective Chief Inspector Liam Boden, of Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team, said: “This was a tragic incident and my thoughts remain with Mohammed’s family and friends as they try to come to terms with their devastating loss.

“Whilst we have made a further arrest, this investigation is still ongoing and I would urge anyone with information about what happened to get in touch with police as soon as you can.”

Anyone with information about the incident at the junction of Lyme Grove and Hazel Avenue should call 0161 856 2450, quoting log number 2499 of 08/01/2021, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Information and images can be submitted directly via the Major Incident Public Portal at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/06GMP20S31-PO1

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