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Akhtar Javeed murder suspect extradited to UK

Akhtar Javeed Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Business owner Akhtar Javeed died in February 2016

A 29-year-old suspected of shooting dead a businessman during a warehouse raid four years ago has been extradited from Pakistan.

Akhtar Javeed, 56, was killed in February 2016 in an armed robbery at his warehouse in Digbeth, Birmingham.

Tahir Zarif, who was first detained in Mirpur in January 2018, was brought to the UK on Thursday.

He has been charged with murder and will appear at Birmingham Crown Court on 2 March.

Birmingham Magistrates' Court heard Mr Zarif had also been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

In September 2016, Suraj Mistry was found guilty of manslaughter and jailed for 23 years.

Two other men were jailed for seven years and six years and eight months respectively for conspiracy to rob.

Image caption Mr Javeed was attacked inside his fast food warehouse, Direct Source 3

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