Five arrested in West Midlands in connection with Moss Side double murder
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Five women from Birmingham have been arrested in connection with the murder of Cheriff Tall and Junior Ajose.
This morning officers from Greater Manchester Police travelled down to Birmingham to carry out early morning warrants at five addresses across Handsworth, Birmingham and Stourbridge - with support from West Midlands Police and the National Crime Agency.
Five women - aged between 33 and 24 - were arrested during this morning (Wednesday 27 October)'s action on suspicion of assisting an offender and were taken to custody for questioning.
The warrants come as part of a dedicated investigation by detectives in our Major Incident Team who have worked relentlessly for over a year to collect evidence in relation to the tragic fatal shootings of Cheriff Tall and Abayome Ajose.
So far, our officers have knocked on over 225 doors and spoken to over 450 witnesses following the incident occurred in Moss Side on Sunday 21 June 2020.
Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Wilkinson, of our Major Investigation Team, said: "The murder of these two men caused shockwaves throughout the Moss Side community which are still felt over a year on from the shooting, and the families have been left with many unanswered questions and no one to hold accountable for the death of their loved ones.
"Our detectives have been working continuously on this case for over a year, collecting all available evidence both forensically and from witnesses, and investigate all leads and possibilities thoroughly and exhaustively as we work to ensure that the individual responsible will face the full consequences of his actions.
"The families are always in the forefront of our minds, and I hope that these arrests today bring us a step closer to providing them with the justice they are rightly entitled to.
"Although we are hopeful that today's arrests could play an important part in our investigation, it is essential that anyone who has any further information about the man responsible for this horrific crime comes forwards, as the more information we have, the closer we are to removing this criminal from the streets and ensuring he is no longer a danger to others in the community."
If you have any information at all that has not yet been shared with us, contact the police or the confidential hotline 0161 856 9908, knowing that information will be treated with the strictest confidence. Even the smallest piece of information could prove vital in finding justice for Cheriff and Abayome.