Two men have been charged with the murder of catering supplies firm Direct Source’s MD, Akhtar Javeed.
On 3 February, two masked men attempted to carry out a raid at the company’s warehouse in Birmingham, which resulted in Javeed being shot dead.
West Midlands Police has now arrested businessman Surjat Mistry, 26, of Laundon Way, Leicester, and 18-year-old student, Lemar Wali, of Osmaston Park Road, Derby, on charges of murder, possession of a firearm and conspiracy to commit robbery.
They are due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court today.
A statement from West Midlands Police also detailed that a 19-year-old woman who was arrested in Leicester on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released on bail pending further inquires.
Detective Chief Inspector Martin Slevin, who is leading the investigation, said: “I continue to appeal to people to come forward; I firmly believe that someone out there may still have information that could help our investigation and I am urging them to call me or one of my team.”
Direct Source provides catering sundries such as plastic cutlery, food containers and cleaning products to the UK hospitality industry from three nationwide branches.