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Jalal Uddin: Rochdale Koran reader death suspects bailed

Jalal Uddin Image copyright Ali Ahmed
Image caption Jalal Uddin was found in South Street in Rochdale in February

Three men who were being questioned in connection with the death of a prominent Koran reader have been bailed pending further police inquiries.

Jalal Uddin, 64, died in hospital after being found with a serious head injury in Rochdale in February.

On Thursday, a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and a 24-year-old man was held over alleged terrorism funding.

A third man, 21, was also bailed after being re-arrested.

He had previously been questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

Mr Uddin was found in South Street in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, a few streets away from the Jalalia Jaamé Mosque, where it is understood he was a qari, or Koran reader.

A 31-year-old man arrested in February on suspicion of murder has been released without charge and eliminated from inquiries and a 17-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed until 1 June.

Mohammed Syeedy, 26, of Ramsey Street, Rochdale, has been charged with murder and is due to appear at Manchester Crown Court on 22 August.

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