Boy, 14, charged with murder after restaurant boss died following a robbery

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a restaurant owner who died following a robbery in Stockport, Greater Manchester Police said.

Shortly after 9pm on January 8, 53-year-old Mohammed Islam was making a food delivery hit when he was by his own car following a robbery.

Mr Islam, who owned the Marple Spice restaurant in Marple, was taken to hospital in a critical condition where he died on Sunday, January 10.

His stolen silver Mercedes was found abandoned in Watson Street, Denton, on the next evening, with attempts made to set it on fire. 

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

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of restaurant owner Mohammed Islam (pictured) was hit by his own car following a robbery in Stockport, Greater Manchester

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of restaurant owner Mohammed Islam (pictured) was hit by his own car following a robbery in Stockport, Greater Manchester

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of restaurant owner Mohammed Islam (pictured) was hit by his own car following a robbery in Stockport, Greater Manchester 

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.’

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

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

In a statement, Mr Islam's family said: 'Our family cannot begin to describe what losing our father has done to us. The fact he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time and was taken from us so early leaves us devastated beyond belief'

In a statement, Mr Islam’s family said: ‘Our family cannot begin to describe what losing our father has done to us. The fact he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time and was taken from us so early leaves us devastated beyond belief’

In a statement, Mr Islam’s family said: ‘Our family cannot begin to describe what losing our father has done to us. The fact he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time and was taken from us so early leaves us devastated beyond belief.

‘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.’

The 14-year-old has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court tomorrow. 

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