Third man charged in relation 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 50-year-old man has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery in connection with the death of an East Ham businessman.

Sander Van Aalten, from Kyrwicks Lane in Sparkbrook, Birmingham, is due to appear at the city’s magistrates’ court.

He was arrested at the weekend by detectives investigating the murder of 56-year-old company director Akhtar Javeed at his business premises in Digbeth, Birmingham, on Wednesday, February 3.

It comes after two men who are charged with Mr Javeed’s murder appeared at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday.

Suraj Mistry, 26, and 18-year-old Lemar Wali are also charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a handgun.

Mistry, of Laundon Way, Leicester, and Wali, of Osmaston Park Road, Derby, are set to enter pleas at a court hearing on Monday, May 9. A trial date was set for Monday, June 20.