Murder suspect arrested in Edinburgh

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Naeem Majid Butt to be charged with murder of Saheel Ahmed, police say

A MAN wanted in connection with the murder of a 24 year old man in Lancashire has been arrested in Scotland.

Naeem Majid Butt, 37, from Blackburn, was arrested in Edinburgh on Wednesday evening.

Police said he will be brought back to Lancashire where he will be charged with the murder of Saheel Ahmed.

An investigation was launched after Mr Ahmed’s body was found in an alley at the top of Warrington Street, Blackburn around 1.50am on Tuesday 22 June, after police were called to a report of a disturbance.

A post mortem revealed the cause of death to be multiple injuries. Mr Ahmed, who was from the town, had suffered a number of stab wounds consistent with the use of a bladed weapon.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Gray, from the Force Major Investigation Team, 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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