Body of missing businessman Tanveer Iqbal found in boot of his own car in Birmingham

Mr Iqbal, 33, went missing on Sunday evening after closing his shop

Lizzie Dearden
Tuesday 02 February 2016 14:31 GMT
Police are treating Tanveer Iqbal's death as suspicious
Police are treating Tanveer Iqbal's death as suspicious (Facebook)

A missing businessman has been found dead in the boot of his own car in Birmingham.

Tanveer Iqbal had not been seen since closing his shop, Hi-Tech Music in Smethwick, on Sunday evening.

Urgent police inquiry led officers to the 33-year-old’s Renault Clio on Monday afternoon, when his body was discovered in the boot.

Mr Iqbal disappeared after closing his shop, Hi-Tech Music, on Sunday evening
Mr Iqbal disappeared after closing his shop, Hi-Tech Music, on Sunday evening (Google Streetview)

The car was parked on a residential road in Edgbaston, less than a mile away from Mr Iqbal’s shop.

His death is being treated as suspicious but West Midlands Police have not announced a cause.

Detective Inspector Paul Joyce is leading the investigation, said: “We’re working around the clock to try and piece together events leading up to this man’s death.

“If anyone has any information which they think may assist me with this investigation, I would urge them to get in touch as soon as they can.

“I am particularly keen to speak to any witnesses who may have seen Mr Iqbal between closing his shop in Smethwick on Sunday night and the time he was discovered at lunchtime on Monday.“

Portland Road remained closed as forensic examinations continued today and the vehicle has been removed from the scene.

Mr Iqbal’s family is being supported by specially trained officers and a post-mortem was due to take place this afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in