Boy, 14, charged with murder after Stockport restaurant owner hit by his own car
A 14-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of restaurant owner who died after he was hit by his own car following a robbery in Stockport, Greater Manchester.
Mohammed Islam, known as Nowab Miah, from Hyde, Tameside, was delivering a meal last Friday in the Romiley area when he was run over.
The 53-year-old was taken to hospital in a critical condition and died on Sunday afternoon.
A statement from Greater Manchester police said: “A 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with murder and numerous driving offences.
“He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Manchester magistrates court on Wednesday 13 January.”
Islam’s son, Shaf Nowab, posted on Facebook: “I am saddened to announce that my father, my mentor, my role model […] has sadly left this world surrounded by close family.
“I would like to thank everyone in the community for their prayers and regards, and me and my family genuinely appreciate everything you have said.”
Locals have raised over £12,000 in Islam’s memory.
DCI Liam Boden 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.
“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.”
Reference: mThe Guardian: Jessica Murray