Murder investigation into the death of a restaurant owner

Monday 11th January 2021 11:12 EST

A murder investigation has been launched examining the death of a restaurant owner in Manchester. 

53-year-old Nowab Miah, from Hyde, Tameside, who had dedicated his life to helping children in Bangladesh was delivering food earlier last week when he was knocked down in Romiley, Stockport.

Police continue to question a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of robbery. According to Greater Manchester Police there may have been others involved and "a number of lines of inquiry" were continuing while detectives continue to try to trace Mr Miah's silver Mercedes following the incident.

Police believe it was stolen before hitting the victim shortly afterwards.

Son of the owner of Marple Spice restaurant, said "Me and my family ask that you keep us in your prayers and allow my family to come to terms with this loss.”

The restaurant's Facebook page read, "We have been overwhelmed by the love and support shown by the local community. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers during this truly difficult time." The restaurant said it had closed temporarily "as we mourn the death of our owner, colleague and dear friend".

A fundraising page set up in memory of Mr Miah has raised almost £7,000 within 18 hours. Posting on the GoFundMe page, Jane Normie said: "As a community we are all so saddened to hear that a precious life has been lost. "Donations will be used towards fulfilling the wishes of the gentleman, who especially wanted to help the children of Bangladesh."

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