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Wembley murder: Detectives release woman arrested in connection with Abdul Hadi Arwani killing

PUBLISHED: 11:11 23 April 2015 | UPDATED: 11:11 23 April 2015

Abdul Hadi Arwani was shot dead in Wembley on April 7 (Pic credit: Twitter)

Abdul Hadi Arwani was shot dead in Wembley on April 7 (Pic credit: Twitter)

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Detectives have released a woman who was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences in connection with the murder of a preacher.

The 53-year-old was held eight days ago by officers investigating the murder of Syrian-born Abdul Hadi Arwani.

Mr Arwani, a critic of the Assad regime in Syria, was found dead in a car with gunshot wounds in Greenhill, at the junction of The Paddocks, on April 7.

The father-of-six was an imam at the An Noor Cultural and Community Centre in Acton, west London, between 2005 and 2011.

The woman was arrested in on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism.

A 61-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder Last Tuesday was also held on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism.

Detectives have been granted further time to keep him in castor.

Last week officers carry out searches at an address in Monks Park, Wembley, and An Noor Cultural and Community Centre.

Leslie Cooper, 36, of Nightingale Road, Harlesden, has appeared at the Old Bailey charged with Mr Arwani’s murder.


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