U.K. police say killing of retiree may be linked to terrorism

July 22, 2013 at 2:57 PM

BIRMINGHAM, England, July 22 (UPI) -- British police renewed searches Monday related to the death of a Birmingham retiree on suspicion his death was connected to terrorism.

A 25-year-old Ukrainian man was arrested Saturday in the April 29 death of pensioner Mohammed Saleem.

West Midlands police said in a statement they were questioning the Ukrainian in the explosions in June near mosques in the Black Country of West Midlands.

Forensics specialists are examining an industrial unit in Small Heath where the man was arrested.

Saleem's death "now forms part of the wider West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit inquiry and will be thoroughly investigated," said Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale, who is leading the investigation.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Pilot in Taiwan plane crash shut down wrong engine, black boxes show
Small plane crash kills two near Dallas
Customs officials seize stolen Indian statue worth $1M in New York
Talks with NKorea come with conditions, says White House advisor
U.S. Navy Yard on lockdown after reports of active shooter