Boy, 14, in court charged with murder of restaurant owner in Stockport

A 14-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with the murder of a restaurant owner who was hit by his own car following a robbery.

Mohammed Islam, 53, from Hyde, Tameside, was making a food delivery in Romiley, Stockport, on Friday evening, when the incident took place.

He was taken to hospital in a critical condition but died on Sunday afternoon.

On Wednesday, the teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court for a brief hearing.

Manchester Magistrates' Court
Manchester Magistrates' Court

He is also charged with various driving offences including causing death by dangerous driving.

The youth was remanded in custody and will next appear at Manchester Crown Court on Thursday for a preliminary hearing.

Mr Islam, also known as Nowab Miah, owned the Marple Spice restaurant in Marple, Stockport.

His family released a statement following the incident saying they were “devastated beyond belief”.

Mohammed Islam
Mohammed Islam

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 to 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.