Naweed Bashardost Charged with Sparkbrook Murder


Ikram Elahi Died From Stab Wound to the Neck

Police investigating disorder which led to the death of a man in Sparkbrook have charged a man with murder.

Naweed Bashardost appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court where he stood accused of the murder of Ikram Ullah Khan, also known as Ikram Elahi.


The 28-year-old died from a stab wound to the neck following disorder on Grantham Road and Farm Road in Sparkbrook on Wednesday 2 July.


Unemployed Bashardost, of Alum Rock, was arrested on 4 July in connection with the disorder. Detectives were granted further time to question the 22-year-old and subsequently charged him with murder.


A further man was arrested on suspicion of Mr Khan’s murder. The 23-year-old man was detained at a Birmingham police station and remains in custody this morning.


The arrest brings the total detained in connection with the disorder up to 11.


Four men were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and were subsequently released on conditional police bail. Four men were arrested on suspicion of murder and were later released without charge; however they remain on bail in connection with a separate disorder. Another man arrested on suspicion of murder currently remains in hospital, receiving treatment for injuries sustained during last week’s disorder.


Those currently on police bail are under strict conditions which include not to enter the city of Birmingham.


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