Young mum ‘killed in double murder’ was on the phone to police when she was attacked


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Raneem Oudeh, 22, and Khaola Saleem, 49, were both attacked in the early hours (Police handout)

A mum and daughter killed in a suspected double murder were on the phone to police as they were attacked, according to detectives.

Raneem Oudeh, 22, and Khaola Saleem, 49, were attacked in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday, at Ms Saleem’s house in Solihull, West Midlands.

Janbaz Tarin, Miss Oudeh’s former partner, is being sought over the incident. He has so far not been traced.

Police have launched a large-scale operation to trace the Afghan national and the force has warned against anyone “shielding” the 21-year-old.

West Midlands Police said there had been “a number of calls” from Miss Oudeh to the force on Sunday night.

Police said one of its call handlers was on the phone to the young woman when “the situation quickly escalated” – and “immediately” dispatched officers to the scene who arrived “within minutes”.

Officers rushed to the victims’ home in Northdown Road, shortly after 12.30am, finding them fatally wounded.

Three addresses have been raided by police, including one in Sparkhill, in nearby Birmingham, as part of the investigation.

Police are searching for Janbaz Tarin fter the incident (police handout)

Computer equipment and mobile phones have been seized and a van is undergoing forensic examination.

The suspected murder weapon has also been recovered.

Neighbours say they were woken by screams coming from Ms Saleem’s address, where Miss Oudeh lived with her mother, as they were attacked.

Miss Oudeh had a two-year-old son, though Tarin is not the father, and had moved to England from Syria, along with Ms Saleem, who had six children.

Family say they had been left “devastated” by the loss.

Police said they had received dozens of phone calls and were currently looking at the information and a number of potential sightings.

Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield, leading the investigation, said: “We have a team of detectives working around the clock… (to) get justice for Raneem and Khaola’s family.

“The response from the public to our appeal has been positive and we are following up all credible lines of inquiry but we need anyone with information on Tarin’s whereabouts to get in touch.

The public has been advised not to approach Tarin and to call 999 if he is spotted.

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