Fourth arrest connected to East Ham businessman’s death

Akhtar Javeed. Picture: West Midlands Police handout

Akhtar Javeed. Picture: West Midlands Police handout - Credit: West Midlands Police

A fourth man has been arrested in connection with the death of East Ham businessman Akhtar Javeed.

A 22-year-old man was arrested in the Derby area this morning on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery.

Meanwhile, officers have been granted a further 36 hours to question a 50-year-old man from Birmingham who was detained on Sunday night on suspicion of conspiracy to rob.

Mr Javeed, a 56-year-old father-of-four, died in hospital after being shot in the neck at his drinks distribution warehouse in Digbeth, Birmingham, on Wednesday, February 3.

Suraj Mistry, 26 of Laundon Way, Leicester, and 18-year-old Lemar Wali, of Osmaston Park Road, Derby, appeared before magistrates on Monday charged with Mr Javeed’s murder.

They are set to appear at Birmingham Crown Court tomorrow.