West Midlands police have arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of murdering music shop owner Tanveer Iqbal. Officers detained a 36-year-old woman and 43-year-old man in connection with the killing.
Iqbal was found dead in the boot of his Renault Clio in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham on 1 February – two days after he celebrated his 33rd birthday. He was reported missing at around midday after not being seen since closing his shop – Hi-Tech Music on Shireland Road, Smethwick − on 31 January.
Police were led to Portland Road where Iqbal's body was found inside the boot of his car just before 2pm. His friend, music producer Khiza, said of Iqbal: "He was a nice guy, always working, smiling, jolly. I text him on his birthday a few days back and this morning when I heard the sad news I was so heartbroken. It's just so shocking, I still can't believe it. He was a very friendly, easy-going guy. All my thoughts and prayers go to his family."
Detective Inspector Paul Joyce, who is leading on the investigation, said: "Investigations into the death are ongoing; we are still appealing for anyone with information that will assist our enquiries to get in touch.
"I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen Mr Iqbal between closing his shop, Hi-Tech Music in Shireland Road, Smethwick on Sunday 31 January and the time he was discovered on Monday 1 February. I also want to speak to anyone who had any contact with Mr Iqbal on Sunday 31 January."