Delivery driver dies after being hit with his own car in robbery as cops launch murder investigation & boy, 14, arrested

A DELIVERY driver has died after being hit with his own vehicle in a violent carjacking in Stockport, Greater Manchester.

Cops have launched a murder probe and a 14-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of robbery following the ordeal on Friday night.

Haji Mohammed Hedayatul Islam – known as Nowab Miah – was taken to hospital in a critical condition following the robbery.

But the 53-year-old sadly died this afternoon, Greater Manchester Police confirmed.

Officers believe a car was taken from the delivery driver – and that the car then crashed into Mr Miah shortly afterwards.

Hundreds of tributes have been paid to the much-loved owner of restaurant Marple Spice, and his son Shaf Nowab today posted on Facebook confirming the news.

He wrote: "I am saddened to announce that my father, my mentor, my role model Haji Mohammed Hedayatul Islam known as Nowab Miah to his friends has sadly left this world surrounded by close family.


"Many of you will be aware of the recent incident that occurred in Romiley.

"My father is the person that it occurred with he was just doing his last delivery for our restaurant before he went home.

"I would like to thank everyone in the community for their prayers and regards and me and my family genuinely appreciate everything you have said.

"Me and my family ask that you keep us in your prayers and allow my family to come to terms with this loss. Thank you."

Cops have urged witnesses to come forward after they were called to the junction of Lyme Grove and Hazel Avenue in Romiley at 9pm on Friday.

Detectives are still on the hunt for a silver Mercedes which they believe was stolen.

Eyewitness David Speed, 42, said the victim was delivering an Indian meal to his home when he saw his vehicle being taken.

Mr Speed told the Manchester Evening News that he heard the doorbell ring at the home in Romiley before he heard the victim shout "no, no, no."

The delivery driver ran to his car and tried to stop the thieves by clinging to the passenger window.

Mr Speed, a builder said: “I saw him running to the passenger door. He must have had the window open.

"He grabbed hold of the car and the car reversed a little. Then it pulled out and sped off with him holding onto it.

”They then sped off, leaving the victim in the middle of the road."

Mr Speed said he grabbed some clothes and ran downstairs to help.


Neighbours were out on the street helping the man who was seriously injured, with a woman holding him.

He said: “I phoned the takeaway company and got his registration. They phoned his son.

“He was bleeding everywhere. It was just horrible. I was just disgusted someone would do that.”

Chief Inspector Liam Boden, of GMP's Major Incident Team, said: "This is an extremely tragic case which has rocked the community and left a family utterly devastated.

"We believe there may have been others involved in the incident and a number of lines of enquiry are continuing to be carried out in order for us to find those responsible.

"We're still asking the public to come forward with any information that may assist us – even the smallest bit of information can prove vital.

"Anyone who may have seen a silver Mercedes in the area at the time or may have seen it in suspicious circumstances since is asked to get in touch – this vehicle could prove vital in our investigation.

"We're also keen for anyone with any CCTV or dash-cam footage to get in touch.

"Anyone with information should call 0161 856 9821 or 0161 856 9790 quoting log number 2499 of 08/01/2021. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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