Heartbroken family pay tribute to 'hero' taxi driver, 44, who was knifed to death at work, as teen quizzed over 'murder' | The Sun

A TEENAGER has been arrested after a taxi driver was knifed to death while working.

Dad-of-five Mohammed Istakhar, 44, has been described as a "hero" by his devastated family after he was killed in Solihull, West Mids, on Tuesday.

Mr Istakhar was found with serious injuries at around 6.45am at the junction of Braggs Farm Lane at Lady Lane but he could not be saved.

Investigators understand Mr Istakhar had earlier that morning driven a fare from Birmingham city centre to the Solihull area.

West Midlands Police confirmed an 18-year-old man is being quizzed over Mr Istakhar's death.

The force said: "An 18-year-old man attended a police station yesterday evening and was arrested on suspicion of murder.

More UK news

Lucy Letby ‘tried to kill baby hours after making her a celebration banner’

My husband was shot dead by assassin on our doorstep – every Xmas I wonder why

"He remains in police custody today for further questioning as investigations continue."

Mr Istakhar's heartbroken family have said they have "lost their world" as they paid tribute to him.

They said: "Our daddy, our hero. Our hard-working father has been taken so quickly from us.

"He was our world. He was so loved, respected by the whole of our community.

Most read in The Sun


White leaves World Cup squad for 'personal reasons' & will NOT return to Qatar


I'm A Celeb rows and backstage threats fans never saw revealed by star


I’m A Celeb fans say the same thing as Sue Cleaver cosies up to Zara Tindall


Sweet new pic of Archie released on day William and Kate start US tour

“He leaves behind his grieving wife, his five children who he loved deeply, his elderly mother, his three sisters, his one brother and fur babies.

“Our Martyr will live on and has set at an example for his children. He will never be forgotten. See you on the other side daddy."

Det Insp Michelle Thurgood, from Force CID, said: "Our thoughts are with the family of Mr Istakhar at this tragic time and our investigation teams are focused on establishing exactly what happened.

"One person has been arrested and we are continuing with door-to-door enquiries as well as CCTV trawls and forensic investigations at several locations as we build a full picture of events.

"We have already spoken with a number of people who were in the area or live nearby and would urge anyone who hasn't yet been in touch to contact us."

If you can help, contact police via Live Chat, or by calling 101, and quote log 515 of 29/11/22.

Source: Read Full Article