Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has bailed a 17-year-old boy following the murder of a man in Rochdale.
On Thursday 18 February 2016, shortly before 9pm, 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 – an imam – 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 Uddin died from a head injury.
Detectives investigating the murder executed a warrant on Ramsay Street, Rochdale on Monday 22 February 2016, before arresting a 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of murder, and seized a Vauxhall Astra.
The 17-year-old has now been bailed until 20 April 2016 pending further enquiries.
The 21-year-old man remains in Police custody for questioning.
Detective Chief Inspector Terry Crompton of the GMP Major Incident Team said: “I would like to stress that whilst we remain open-minded about the motive behind this attack, there is currently no evidence to suggest that race was a factor.
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