Man charged with Murder of Taxi Driver

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27-year-old to appear before Redditch magistrates

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of a Birmingham taxi driver have charged a man. The 27-year-old man, from Kings Norton, Birmingham, was arrested on Saturday 14 November.

He will appear before Redditch magistrates this morning after detectives formally charged him with the murder of Mohammed Arshad. 

Mr Arshad was found with head injuries in Wast Hills Lane, Kings Norton on July 22. The father of three died in hospital early the next day from stab wounds.

Detective Superintendent Sheila Thornes, who led the hunt for Mr Arshad’s killer said: “Our thoughts remain with Mr Arshad’s family at this sad time for them.

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to those members of the public who have assisted us and responded to our appeals by coming forward with information to help our inquiries.

“More than 70 police officers and staff from West Mercia Police and West Midlands Police have been working on this case since Mr Arshad’s death, and I would also like to express my thanks to them.”

Police are continuing to appeal for anyone with information regarding the murder investigation to call them on 0300 333 3000 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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