Birmingham & Black Country

Birmingham riots: Two arrested over police shooting

Still from CCTV footage
Image caption CCTV pictures show a man police want to trace

Two 20-year-old men have been arrested in connection with gunshots fired at officers and a police helicopter during riots in Birmingham.

Shots were fired outside the Barton Arms pub in Aston at about 23:50 BST on 9 August.

A man from Nechells has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, rioting and burglary.

Another man from Halesowen is being held on suspicion of rioting.

Both men were also arrested on suspicion of violent disorder, arson with intent to endanger life and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The arrests are the latest in connection with the disorder outside the Barton Arms.

'Positive response'

They follow charges for conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life and conspiracy to commit violent disorder that were given to two men, aged 25 and 20, and a 16-year-old on 14 September.

All three remain in custody and are due to have their case heard on 15 November.

New CCTV footage has also been released showing a man police want to trace in connection with the incident.

The footage shows a man shortly after the incident. He was wearing a black hooded jacket around his shoulders over a light-coloured zip-up top and black Adidas trousers with half a white stripe down the sides.

Det Insp Andy Bannister, from West Midlands Police, said inquiries were ongoing and community response "has so far been very positive".

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