Three more men arrested over Walsall takeaway driver murder

A further three men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Walsall takeaway driver who was ambushed by masked men while delivering a bogus food order.

Yasar Abbas
Yasar Abbas

Police said two brothers from Birchills, aged 34 and 35, and a 19-year-old man, from Chuckery, had now been arrested, bringing the number of arrests in connection with the killing of Yasar Abbas, 28, to eight.

The father of two, of Raleigh Street, Birchills, was attacked by three thugs with weapons in Madison Avenue, Alumwell.

West Midlands Police spokesman Brigg Ford said: “Two brothers were arrested after presenting themselves at Walsall police station. A 19-year-old man from Chuckery has also been arrested. They have all been bailed to a date in December.”

Another four men, aged 24, 25, 29 and 30, and a 24-year-old woman were previously arrested in connection with the crime and released on police bail.

The 30-year-old man was arrested following raids on two addresses in Walsall and three properties in Derby. It comes after a £10,000 reward was put up by Crimestoppers for information.

Mr Abbas, who worked for Moon Palace in Old Birchills, was attacked at around 12.20am on April 13. He suffered serious head injuries and died four days later in hospital.

His funeral on May 2 took place hours after his wife Shabam gave birth to a boy, Mohammed. Mr Abbas also had another young son called Daniel.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.