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A second man has now been arrested in relation to the murder of a taxi boss in Dudley

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Detectives investigating the fatal shooting of Mohammed Haroon Zeb in Dudley have charged a man in connection with his murder. Mr Zeb, a taxi driver known as Haroon, was shot in Queens Cross during the early hours of 31 January and later died in hospital.

Akarsh Tasleem was arrested on Wednesday morning and was charged with conspiracy to commit murder. The 25-year-old, of Shaw Road, Dudley, was remanded to appear before Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court. Detective Chief Inspector Jim Munro, from the homicide team, said: "This is still a very active investigation and I would continue to appeal to anyone with information who has not yet come forward to get in touch.

"Our thoughts remain with Mr Zeb’s family who continue to be supported by specialist officers. We’re determined to get answers and justice for them."

23-year-old Hassan Tasleem appeared at court last week charged with Haroon’s murder and was remanded until his next appearance.

As part of the investigation a 26-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and three men - aged between 19 to 26 - were previously detained on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. They have all been bailed.

A 37-year-old man was previously arrested on suspicion of murder but has since been released with no further action, another man, aged 20 has also been arrested and released on bail. Anyone with information which may assist the police’s investigation is urged to contact them via Live Chat, or by calling 101. Quote 20DY/28354Z/21. Alternatively ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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