In a dramatic series of events, a 21-year-old man, who had been bailed, has been re-arrested on suspicion of murder by detectives investigating the death of Imam Jalal Uddin in Rochdale.
On Thursday 18 February 2016, just 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 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 died from a head injury.
Detectives investigating the murder executed a warrant on Ramsay Street, Rochdale on Monday 22 February 2016 and arrested a 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of murder and seized a Vauxhall Astra.
Both were bailed until 20 April 2016.
However, detectives have since uncovered new evidence, allowing them to re-arrest the 21-year-old man on suspicion of murder.
He remains in police custody for questioning.
Detective Chief Inspector Terry Crompton of the Greater Manchester Police Major Incident Team said: “This investigation remains a high priority for us and as such significant work is being carried out to ensure we bring those responsible to justice.
“As a result of this excellent work by our officers and detectives, as well as help from the community, new evidence has come to light which has allowed us to once again arrest this 21-year-old man on suspicion of Jalal’s murder.
“I would again like to thank the community for their patience and support whilst we carry out our enquiries.
“Despite this update, however, we are continuing to appeal for witnesses who may have been in the South Street area at the time of the attack and I would urge anybody with information to please contact police”.