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Romiley robbery: Restaurant owner dies after being hit by own car

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image captionNowab Miah, 53, owned Marple Spice restaurant in Marple

A restaurant owner left fighting for his life after being hit by his own car during a robbery has died in hospital.

Nowab Miah, 53, from Hyde, Tameside, was delivering food on Friday when he was knocked down in Romiley, Stockport.

A murder investigation has begun as police continue to question a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of robbery.

Mr Miah's son paid tribute to his father, who owns the Marple Spice restaurant, describing him as "my mentor, my role model".

"Me and my family ask that you keep us in your prayers and allow my family to come to terms with this loss," he added.

'Overwhelmed by love'

The restaurant's Facebook page read: "We have been overwhelmed by the love and support shown by the local community.

"Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers during this truly difficult time."

The restaurant said it had closed temporarily "as we mourn the death of our owner, colleague and dear friend".

Greater Manchester Police said officers believe there may have been others involved and "a number of lines of inquiry" were continuing.

Detectives are still trying to trace Mr Miah's silver Mercedes following the incident at the junction of Lyme Grove and Hazel Avenue in Romiley, at about 21:00 GMT.

Police believe it was stolen before hitting the victim shortly afterwards.

A fundraising page set up in memory of Mr Miah has raised almost ??7,000 within 18 hours.

Posting on the GoFundMe page, Jane Normie said: "As a community we are all so saddened to hear that a precious life has been lost.

"Donations will be used towards fulfilling the wishes of the gentleman, who especially wanted to help the children of Bangladesh."

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