Two men have been charged with the murder of an east London family man during a raid at his Birmingham company’s warehouse.

Akhtar Javeed, 56, from East Ham, was shot dead outside Direct Source 3 Ltd, in Digbeth, on February 3.

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

A 19-year-old woman arrested in Leicester on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released on police bail.

Det Chief Insp Martin Slevin said: “I continue to appeal to people to come forward, I firmly believe that someone out there may still have information that could help our investigation and I am urging them to call me or one of my team.”

Mr Javeed’s family, who live in east London, continue to be supported by specialist officers. He had four children – a 30-year-old daughter and sons aged 24, 11, and nine.

Forensic officers at the scene after the shooting

They said in a statement: “He was an honest man who valued his family more than anything else. That’s why he was up here.

“He moved to Birmingham to run this warehouse so that he could provide for his family. He was planning to move back very soon.

“He was cruelly taken away from us and his young children who will not have to grow up without their father. Please help us.”

Detectives have seized a silver Renault Megane as part of the inquiry, having appealed for sightings of a car seen leaving Rea Street South with its lights off shortly after the shooting.