Beloved restaurant owner dies after ‘violent car-jacking’ ends in bloodshed

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Police have launched a murder investigation after a much-loved restaurant owner died after a carjacking while he was delivering a meal.

Haji Mohammed Hedayatul Islam, known as Nowab Miah, from Hyde, Tameside, was delivering a meal at around 9pm on Friday evening in Romiley, Stockport, when he is believed to have been run over while trying to stop his car from being taken.

He died in hospital on Sunday, January 10.

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and remains in custody.

Detectives believe there were other people involved and are urging witnesses to come forward.

Chief Inspector Liam Boden, of GMP's Major Incident Team, said: "This is an extremely tragic case which has rocked the community and left a family utterly devastated.

"We believe there may have been others involved in the incident and a number of lines of inquiry are continuing to be carried out in order for us to find those responsible.

"We're still asking the public to come forward with any information that may assist us – even the smallest bit of information can prove vital.

"Anyone who may have seen a silver Mercedes in the area at the time or may have seen it in suspicious circumstances since is asked to get in touch – this vehicle could prove vital in our investigation.

"We're also keen for anyone with any CCTV or dash-cam footage to get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to call 0161 856 9821 or 0161 856 9790 quoting log number 2499 of 08/01/2021. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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