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14-year-old boy charged with murder of stockport restaurant owner

The boy who cannot be named for legal reasons has also been charged with numerous driving offences

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of Mohammed Islam, a stockport restaurant owner, following a robbery on 8 January 2021.

Islam who was also known as Nowab Miah was the owner of Marple Spice, an Indian restaurant in the greater Manchester area. 

The incident occurred just after 9pm on Friday, after Islam was struck by his own car following a robbery. He was taken to hospital where he died on Sunday 10 January 2021.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has also been charged with numerous driving offences. He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 13 January 2021.

Liam Boden, detective chief inspector, of GMP’s major incident team, said: “As our investigation continues I would like to pay tribute to Mohammed’s family who have shown such admirable bravery and dignity this week during the most tragic of circumstances imaginable.

“They and the local community have responded stoically in the last few days and we are doing all we can to support Mohammed’s loved ones with specialist officers at this awful time.”

He added: “Our priority is to ensure they get the answers they are undoubtedly owed and we urge anyone with information or footage relating this incident to submit to our portal or to contact us via phone so we can ensure we ascertain the full details of this incident.”

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