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Birmingham riots: Fourth man charged with Winson Green murders

(From left) Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir
Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir died after being hit by a car in Winson Green

A fourth person has been charged with murdering three men who were hit by a car during riots in Birmingham.

Haroon Jahan, 21, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, were killed in Winson Green on 10 August.

A 30-year-old man from Birmingham is due at the city's magistrates' court on Thursday morning.

Three men, aged 17, 23 and 26, have appeared at crown court. A further three males aged 16, 27 and 32 have been bailed pending further inquiries.

Joshua Donald, 26, Adam King, 23, and a 17-year-old who cannot be named were charged with murder at a preliminary hearing at Birmingham Crown Court.

Bodies released

They were remanded in custody to appear at the same court on 9 December.

Mr Donald, of Kelsall Croft, Ladywood, and the youth, from Edgbaston, appeared by videolink.

Mr King, of no fixed address, was in the dock.

The bodies of the three men who were hit by a car on Dudley Road in the early hours have now been released by a coroner for burial.

An open air prayer event has been organised in Summerfield Park in the Winson Green area of Birmingham for Thursday.

The service, expected to last about 30 minutes, will be followed by private burials.

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