Teenager charged with murder of restaurant owner from Hyde

A teenager has been charged with the murder of a restaurant owner from Hyde, who died after being hit by his own car following a robbery.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed on Tuesday evening (12 January) that 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). 

Mohammed Islam (pictured), known to his friends as Nowab Miah, was delivering a takeaway meal at around 9pm on Friday evening (8 January) when it's understood he was mowed down whilst trying to prevent his own car from being stolen. 

The 53-year-old - who was the owner of Marple Spice on Stockport Road in Marple - was left in the road at the junction of Lyme Grove and Hazel Avenue in Romiley. 

Mohammed was taken to hospital in a critical condition but sadly passed away in hospital on Sunday afternoon (10 January). 

Shortly after 8pm on Monday evening (11 January), Mohammed's silver Mercedes was found abandoned on Watson Street in Denton. Police say attempts had been made to set the car on fire. 

Mohammed, who lived in Newton, was a prominent member of Hyde’s Bangladeshi community. 

His family have paid a touching tribute to a "mentor and role model" who was "loved and respected by everyone who knew him".

A GoFundMe page, set up by the local community, has already raised more than £12,000 for Mohammed's family and charity. You can donate by clicking here

MP Jonathan Reynolds, who represents Hyde, is among those who have paid tribute to Mohammed

Despite the arrest, police are still appealing for anyone with information to get in touch. 

Detective Chief Inspector 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.” 

Information and images can be submitted directly via the Major Incident Public Portal here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/06GMP20S31-PO1

Or, you can call 0161 856 2450 quoting log number 2499 of 08/01/2021. Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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