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Birmingham riots: Third person charged with Winson Green murders

(From left) Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir
Image caption Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir died after being hit by a car

A third person has been charged with murdering three men who were hit by a car while protecting businesses during disorder in Birmingham.

Haroon Jahan, 21, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, died after the incident in Winson Green.

Adam King, 23, from Kings Norton, Birmingham, was charged with three counts of murder on Sunday.

A 17-year-old boy and a man, aged 26, have already appeared in court charged with murdering the three men.

Joshua Donald, from Kelsall Croft, Ladywood, and the teenager from Winson Green, who cannot be named, appeared before magistrates earlier. They will appear at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday.

Mr King will appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Monday.

The three men were killed in the early hours of Wednesday.

A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said a 27-year-old man has been bailed pending further inquiries.

A 16-year-old boy was released on bail on Saturday and a 32-year-old man was bailed last week.

Police investigating the matter said a third car thought to have been involved in the incident had been recovered.

A black Audi A3 is undergoing forensic tests, a spokeswoman said.

Det Ch Insp Anthony Tagg said: "We are now confident we have recovered all three vehicles which we believe were involved in the murder in Dudley Road in the early hours of Wednesday 10 August."

Police said 60 people were to have appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court on Sunday, mostly charged with looting and disorder-related offences.

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