Man remanded over riot killings
A 28-year-old man has appeared in court in connection with the murders of three men who were killed as they tried to protect homes and shops from looters.
Liam Young, from Winson Green, Birmingham, was remanded in custody by magistrates in Birmingham following a brief hearing, a court official said.
Young, of Bryant Street, is charged with perverting the course of justice.
He is the fifth man to be charged by detectives investigating the murders of Haroon Jahan, 21, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31.
The three men were hit by a car in the early hours of August 10 during riots in Winson Green. They were pronounced dead later in hospital.
Four men - Ian Beckford, 30, Joshua Donald, 26, Adam King, 23, and a 17-year-old who cannot be named - have already been charged with murder.
A 33-year-old arrested by police on Friday was released a day later on police bail.
Three other males - aged 17, 23, and 32 - have also been arrested and bailed pending further inquiries.
Young will appear for a preliminary hearing at Birmingham Crown Court on August 30.