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Akhtar Javeed killing: Officers granted more time to quiz two men

  • 14 February 2016
  • From the section England
Akhtar Javeed Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Akhtar Javeed was a devoted husband and caring father of four, his family said

Officers questioning two men on suspicion of murdering a man during a raid at his Birmingham warehouse have been given more time.

Akhtar Javeed, 56, from east London, was fatally shot outside Direct Source 3 Ltd, in Digbeth, on 3 February.

Earlier, officers were granted 24 more hours to question a 26-year-old man who was arrested in Leicester on Friday.

On Saturday, police were given more time to question an 18-year-old who was arrested in Derby.

A 19-year-old woman who was arrested in Leicester on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released on bail pending further inquires, a police spokeswoman said.

Det Ch Insp Martin Slevin, who is leading the investigation, said: "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."

Mr Javeed's family are continuing to be supported by specialist officers.

Police said on the day of the shooting two masked men in a silver Renault Megane entered the warehouse on Rea Street South.

Five staff members were handcuffed with cable ties and it is believed Mr Javeed was shot while fighting off the attackers.

He was found outside his business premises with a "major neck wound" and pronounced dead in hospital.

The robbers escaped empty-handed, detectives said.

Image caption Five members of staff were tied up by masked men the soft drinks distribution business in Rea Street South, police said

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