Solihull double murder suspect arrested

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A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a mother and daughter. Raneem Oudeh, 22, and Khaola Saleem, 49, were found stabbed to death outside their home in Solihull on Monday. West Midlands Police said it arrested the man in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham at about 22:00 BST on Thursday. Ms Oudeh's ex-partner Janbaz Tarin had been named as a suspect in the investigation. Officers launched a murder inquiry after the women's bodies were found in Northdown Road in the early hours of Monday morning.


Why more young people are using Crimestoppers

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Anonymous crime reporting service Crimestoppers is busier than ever. Almost half of those who contact it are under 35, and one in five is from black or minority ethnic groups. When 20-year-old Callum Lees died after being stabbed in the neck his killer went on the run. Detectives soon suspected that the man responsible for the murder - in Solihull in August 2017 - was 21-year-old James Atherley. They launched a manhunt and asked Crimestoppers for help.


Solihull murders: 'Huge' manhunt for suspect Janbaz Tarin

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Police are making a direct plea to the man wanted over the double murder of a mother and daughter in Solihull. Janbaz Tarin, 21, is being sought over the stabbings of his ex-partner, Raneem Oudeh, 22, and her mother, Khaola Saleem, 49. Det Insp Caroline Corfield said: "My message to Tarin would be that it's vitally important that we get to speak to you as soon as possible." The women were found in Northdown Road in the early hours of Monday. Their relatives said in a statement: "Our family is devastated with the loss of our loved ones."


Ex-Stephen Lawrence case suspect among most wanted

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A former suspect in the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry is among 10 British fugitives named as the most wanted in Spain. Jamie Acourt, wanted on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cannabis, is among one Scottish and nine English suspects, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. It comes after the agency warned the UK may lose access to vital European intelligence after Brexit. The Operation Captura list marks 10 years of tracking fugitives in Spain. Since agency operations began, in conjunction with Crimestoppers, 76 out of 85 people have been apprehended.


Man dies in Romford shopping centre car park stabbing

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A 20-year-old man has been stabbed to death in a shopping centre car park in east London. Four men were arrested on suspicion of murder not far from the scene, at the Brewery shopping centre car park in Romford. Police and an air ambulance found the man at 16:30 BST on Thursday. He went to hospital but died an hour later. Detectives believe there could be a large number of witnesses given the attack happened at a busy time of day.