The funeral of murdered shopkeeper Mohammed Basharat took place last night with hundreds of mourners attending a service to pay tribute to him.
Father-of-two Mohammed Basharat Ali, aged 24, was shot in the face and neck as he worked in his Villa Road shop, Supermalt, on November 29.
His funeral was held at the Lozells Mosque, Birmingham, and people came from across the country to pay their respects.
After the ceremony on Lozells Road, his body was due to be flown today to Pakistan for burial.
"Mohammed was very well liked by his friends and colleagues in Lozells and loved by his family; the number of people turning out to his funeral demonstrates that," said family friend Abid Iqbal. "The mosque was packed. People wanted to pay their respects to him and say goodbye, and they came from all over, from as far away as High Wycombe and Stoke-on-Trent."
Islamic custom is that a body is buried within 24 hours of death.