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Three arrested over looting deaths

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering three men who were killed as they tried to protect shops and homes from looters, police said.

Haroon Jahan, 21, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, were struck by a car in the early hours of August 10 during riots in the Winson Green area of Birmingham. They were pronounced dead in hospital.

West Midlands Police said three men aged 20, 25 and 30 were arrested at a flat in the Druids Heath area of Birmingham.

Police said the three suspects were from Birmingham, adding that the families of the dead had been informed of the new arrests.

Eleven men have previously been arrested in connection with killings.

Ian Beckford, 30, Everton Graham, 29, Joshua Donald, 26, Adam King, 23, and a 17-year-old male who cannot be named have been charged with murder and have been remanded in custody.

Liam Young, 28, from Winson Green, was charged with perverting the course of justice.

Five other men - aged 17, 23, 29, 32 and 33 - have also been arrested and bailed pending further inquiries.

Police urged anyone with any information about the incident to contact the Operation Pointer incident room on 0345 113 5000.

West Midlands Police(West Midlands Police)


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