Third Man Arrested Over Rochdale Religous Leader Murder

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 9:17am

Police made a third arrest this morning as they continue to investigate the murder of Jalal Uddin, which happened two weeks ago today.

Police investigating the murder of a man in Rochdale have arrested a third man.

At around 7am on Thursday 3 March 2016, officers carried out three warrants in the Rochdale area.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and has been taken into police custody for questioning.

Shortly before 9pm on Thursday 18 February 2016, police were called by paramedics to a play area at the end of South Street in Wardleworth, Rochdale following reports that a man had been found injured.

Officers attended and found 64-year-old Jalal Uddin with a serious head injury. He was taken to hospital but sadly died a short time later.

A Home Office post-mortem examination concluded that Jalal died from a head injury.

Superintendent Alistair Mallen from GMP’s Rochdale division said: “Our investigation into the murder of Jalal remains ongoing and this morning we have arrested a 21-year-old man, who will be questioned by detectives later today.

“I would again like to thank the community for their patience and support whilst we carry out our enquiries and continue to appeal for any witnesses who may have been in the South Street area at the time of the attack, to please contact police.”

Anyone with information should contact Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 4711 or 101, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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