Harry Ireland, Crown Prosecution Service
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Birmingham riots community urged to 'move on'

Eight men have been found not guilty of the murder of three men during last summer's riots in Birmingham.

Haroon Jahan, 20, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, died on 10 August after being hit by a car on Dudley Road in Winson Green.

All eight defendants denied they planned to kill the men in a co-ordinated attack using three cars and said the deaths were an accident.

Harry Ireland, from the Crown Prosecution Service, said there had been a "painstaking" investigation by the police.

He added: "I hope that the community... can recover from this decision and that they can move on."

  • 19 Jul 2012
  • From the section UK