Further Arrests in Rochdale Imam Murder case

Police investigating the murder of Jalal Uddin in Rochdale have made two further arrests.

Shortly before 9pm on Thursday 18 February 2016, 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. 

Thursday 28 April 2016, a 28 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arranging funds for terrorism under Section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2000. 

Both remain in custody for questioning. 

A third man, 21, who had previously been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder is in custody for further questioning after answering bail today. 

This brings the total number of individuals arrested in connection with the murder to six. 

Assistant Chief Constable Rebekah Sutcliffe said: “The investigation into Jalal’s murder has so far been a far-reaching and diligent process with a team of officers working meticulously to examine every lead that has come to light. 

“We are continuing to make good strides in the investigation which would not be possible without the understanding and support of members of the public and I would like to thank them for their patience whilst we work through our enquiries. 

“The investigation remains very much active and we are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have information that they believe can assist us to please contact police.” 

Anyone with information should contact Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 2538 or 101, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.