Boy, 14, charged with murder of ‘loved’ restaurant owner run over by his own car

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A 14-year-old boy has been charged with murder after a "loved and respected" restaurant owner was run over by his own car after a robbery.

Mohammed Islam, 53, died on Sunday afternoon, January 10, after the tragedy in Stockport, Greater Manchester.

He was hit by the vehicle as he made a food delivery near the junction of Lyme Grove and Hazel Avenue, and was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

Mr Islam, also known as Nowab Miah, owned the Marple Spice restaurant in Marple, and leaves behind a family that are “devastated beyond belief”.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with murder and numerous driving offences.

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He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, January 13.

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."

Anyone with information about the incident at the junction of Lyme Grove and Hazel Avenue should call 0161 856 9821 or 0161 856 9790, quoting log number 2499 of 08/01/2021, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Afundraising pagehas been set up to support Mr Islam's family, and has already received more than £12,000 in donations.

Part of his family’s statement read: "Dad was everything you could ask for in a parent; a mentor, a role model – our best friend. We shared everything with him and there was nothing we couldn't tell him that he couldn’t fix.

"He was extremely loyal and nothing came between him and his family. Our Mum is overcome with grief; Dad was her life partner, her best friend and her rock.

"They were inseparable since the day they met and we don't think she will ever be able to move on from this tragedy.

"To our Dad, family and the community was everything. He dedicated his time to helping others and he was loved and respected by everyone who knew him.”

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