UK

Murder charges over Birmingham riot deaths

(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 in Winson Green

Three people have been charged with the murders of three men who were killed during the riots in Birmingham.

Haroon Jahan, 21, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, were hit by a car in the early hours of 10 August.

They died as they tried to protect shops and homes from looters during riots in the Winson Green area.

Three men from Birmingham aged 20, 25 and 30 have been charged, West Midlands Police have said.

They are due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Monday.

The men, who were not named by police, were arrested at a flat in the Druids Heath area of Birmingham shortly before 15:00 BST on Friday.

Eight people have now been charged with the murders.

Ian Beckford, 30, Everton Graham, 29, Joshua Donald, 26, Adam King, 23, and a 17-year-old male have been charged with murder and remanded in custody.

Liam Young, 28, from Winson Green, has been 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.