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Akhtar Javeed shooting: Third man charged over death

Akhtar Javeed Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Akhtar Javeed was found outside his warehouse in Digbeth

A third man has appeared in court after the fatal shooting of a business owner during an armed raid at his warehouse.

Ahktar Javeed died outside Direct Source 3 Ltd, in Digbeth, Birmingham, on the evening of 3 February.

Sander Van Aalten, 50, of Kyrwicks Lane, Sparkbrook, who was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates' Court and is due at the city's crown court on 9 May.

Two men appeared in court on Wednesday accused of Mr Javeed's murder.

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Suraj Mistry, 26, and Lemar Wali, 18, were remanded in custody at Birmingham Crown Court to reappear there on 9 May when they are set to enter their pleas

Mr Mistry, of Laundon Way, Leicester, and Wali, of Osmaston Park Road, Derby, are both also charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a handgun.

Mr Van Aalten was remanded in custody.

A 22-year-old man arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery remains in custody, West Midlands Police said.

A 19-year-old woman arrested in Leicester on suspicion of assisting an offender has since been released on bail pending further inquires, a spokesman said on Monday.

Mr Javeed, 56, from east London, was one of five members of staff who were handcuffed with cable ties during the raid.

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