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Winson Green: Police meet with 'riot' communities

(From left) Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir
Image caption Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir were in a crowd when they were struck

Senior police officers have met to discuss relations with the community following the deaths of three men almost a year ago.

Haroon Jahan, 20, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, died on 10 August, 2011, after being hit by a car in Winson Green, Birmingham.

Eight men accused of their murder were found not guilty by a jury at Birmingham Crown Court last week.

West Midlands Police said meetings had also been held with the CPS.

In a statement, police said Chief Constable Chris Sims met with the chief crown prosecutor to discuss what further steps could be taken.

Officers will also meet with Birmingham City Council on Wednesday to discuss the trial's outcome and how the police and council can work together to build better community relations, the statement said.

During the trial the jury heard that a West Midlands police officer, Det Ch Insp Anthony Tagg, had been found to have "invented" evidence given under oath during a hearing held in their absence.

The judge, Mr Justice Flaux, said he had found as "unreliable" some of the officer's evidence over why it had not been revealed that some witnesses had been offered immunity until late in proceedings.

The Independent Police Complaints Committee is looking into the matter.

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