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Jalal Uddin: Man charged with murder of Rochdale mosque reader

Jalal Uddin Image copyright Greater Manchester Police
Image caption Jalal Uddin was found with serious head injuries in a play area and later died in hospital

A man has been charged with the murder of a prominent member of a mosque in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

Jalal Uddin was found with head injuries in a children's play area a few streets away from the Jalalia Jaamé Mosque, on 18 February.

The 64-year-old was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

Mohammed Hussain Syeedy, 21, of Ramsay Street, Rochdale, has been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder, Greater Manchester Police said.

He will appear at Bury Magistrates' Court on Monday.

A 17-year-old boy previously arrested on suspicion of murder is on bail until 20 April.

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Image caption Jalal Uddin was a qari (Koran reader) at the Jalalia Jaamé Mosque

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