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Birmingham riot deaths: Three in court

(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 men have appeared in court charged with the murders of two brothers and another man killed during the summer riots in Birmingham.

Haroon Jahan, 21, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, were hit by a car on 10 August.

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

Three men appeared at Birmingham Magistrates' Court and were remanded into custody until Wednesday.

Ryan Goodwin, 21, of Cranford Street, Smethwick, Shaun Flynn, 25, of no fixed abode, and Juan Pablo Ruiz-Gaviria, 30, of Coplow Street, Ladywood, will next appear at Birmingham Crown Court.

The men were arrested at a flat in the Druids Heath area of Birmingham 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.

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