Mosque bombing accused held over murder of 75-year-old

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One of two Ukrainian men being held over bomb attacks near three mosques has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 75-year-old Asian man.

West Midlands Police said the suspect, aged 25, was arrested at 5:05pm on Saturday in relation to “a further act of terrorism”.

A police spokesman said: “This arrest is in connection with the murder of Mohammed Saleem in Small Heath, Birmingham on Monday April 29.”

Mr Saleem died after being stabbed in the back as he 
made his way home from a mosque.

Two Ukrainian nationals, aged 25 and 22, were detained by West Midlands Police in Small Heath on Thursday by detectives investigating explosions at mosques in Walsall, Wolverhampton and Tipton.

Mr Saleem’s family have been informed of the development.