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Seventh arrest in car murders probe

Detectives investigating the murders of three friends who were struck by a car as they protected their community from looters have arrested a seventh person.

Haroon Jahan, 21, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, were hit by a car in the early hours of last Wednesday during riots in Birmingham. They were all pronounced dead in hospital.

West Midlands Police said a 30-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested on suspicion of murder shortly after 10am on Monday.

The latest arrest follows a preliminary hearing at Birmingham Crown Court earlier, in which two men and a teenage boy were charged with the murders.

Joshua Donald, 26, Adam King, 23, and a 17-year-old, who cannot be named, were remanded in custody to appear at the same court for a plea and case management hearing on December 9.

Donald, of Kelsall Croft, Ladywood, and the youth, from Edgbaston, appeared by video-link, while King, of no fixed address, was in the dock.


From Belfast Telegraph