Akhtar Javeed
Akhtar Javeed, 56, was shot dead outside his company's building in Digbeth, Birmingham on 3 FebruaryWest Midlands Police

Two men have been charged with the murder of businessman Akhtar Javeed during a raid at his company's warehouse in Birmingham. Grandfather-of-one, Javeed, who was from east London, was shot dead outside his food and drink business Direct Source 3 Ltd, in Digbeth, on 3 February this year.

It is alleged that Javeed was killed in a botched armed robbery that took place at the premises when two assailants stormed the warehouse while he was working with fellow staff. It is believed that the men raided the premises and handcuffed staff members with cable ties.

It is understood that the 56-year-old was shot as he attempted to fight off the robbers, who fled empty-handed. Three arrests have been made in connection with the murder of Javeed, with charges brought against two of the suspects.

Surjat Mistry, 26, of Laundon Way, Leicester, and Lemar Wali, 18, of Osmaston Park Road, Derby, are charged with murder, possession of a firearm and conspiracy to commit robbery. They are due at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on 15 February.

A 19-year-old woman, who was arrested in Leicester on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been released on bail pending further inquires.

West Midlands Police arrested all of the suspects on the 12 February and the force was given extra time to interview them before they were charged. Detective Chief Inspector Martin Slevin said: "This is a fast paced investigation and further arrests have been made as we continue to investigate Mr Javeed's murder."