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Taxi tribute to murdered driver Mohammed Arshad

Tribute by taxi drivers
Image caption Taxi drivers paid silent tribute to Mr Arshad

Taxi drivers in the West Midlands have taken part in a minute's blackout on their radios on the anniversary of the murder of a fellow worker.

Mohammed Arshad, 36, from Birmingham, died after he was found injured in Wast Hills Lane, Kings Norton, one year ago.

His former colleagues at A Cars, in Birmingham, also laid a wreath to remember the father-of-three.

A man has pleaded not guilty to his murder and faces trial in January.

Mr Arshad died in hospital the day after he was found.

Taxi drivers gathered in their ranks and paid silent tribute to Mr Arshad on Thursday.

Since his death, West Midlands Police have been working with taxi firms and other groups to produce a Driver Safety Pack.

Shakeel Asghar, chairman of the Private Hire Association, said: "The minute's silence on the radios will be a fitting tribute to Mohammed on this sad day.

"We hope the long-term benefits of a safety booklet backed by West Midlands Police, councils and trade bodies will also leave a longer lasting legacy."

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