Man held over fatal stabbing in Blackburn alleyway

Saheel Ahmed
Image caption Saheel Ahmed may have been the victim of an honour killing

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 24-year-old in an alleyway in Lancashire.

Saheel Ahmed was stabbed to death in Blackburn in the early hours of 22 June. He is believed to have been the victim of an honour killing.

Naseem Majid Butt, of Blackburn, was arrested in Edinburgh after police said in an appeal that they believed he was in the city.

He is now being returned to Lancashire for questioning.

Mr Ahmed, who was married, was killed near Warrington Street, Little Harwood, police said.

A post-mortem investigation found he died of multiple injuries, and had suffered several wounds consistent with being stabbed.

Det Ch Insp Mark Gray, of Lancashire police, said: "I would like to thank the media, both in Lancashire and in Scotland, for their assistance, as well as members of the public who have come forward with information.

"I would also like to pay special thanks to our colleagues at Lothian and Borders Police for their assistance with this investigation and their highly professional work."

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