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Birmingham riots: Man in court accused of three 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 in Winson Green

A man accused of murdering three men who were hit by a car as they protected shops and homes from looters during the recent riots has appeared in court.

Everton Graham, 29, of no fixed abode, spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth during a brief hearing at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.

He was arrested on Tuesday and charged on Wednesday with the murders of Haroon Jahan, 21, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31.

All three died on 10 August.

They were killed on Dudley Road in the Winson Green area of Birmingham.

Mr Graham was remanded in custody to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday.

A second man, also 29, who was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the deaths, has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Adam King, 23, of no fixed address; Joshua Donald, 26, of Kelsall Croft, Ladywood; Ian Beckford, 30, from Quinton, and a 17-year-old male who cannot be named have already been charged with murder and remanded in custody.

Liam Young, 28, of Bryant Road, Winson Green, has been charged with perverting the course of justice.

Four other males - aged 17, 23, 32 and 33 - have also been arrested and bailed pending further inquiries.

Eleven men have so far been arrested by police investigating the deaths.

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