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Birmingham riots: Police granted extension over 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

Police have been given more time to question a man held after the deaths of three men during riots in Birmingham.

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

A 30-year-old man arrested on Monday on suspicion of murder will be detained until 22:00 BST after magistrates gave police more time to question him.

The man is the seventh person arrested by detectives investigating the murders of the three friends.

The latest arrest followed a preliminary hearing at Birmingham Crown Court in which two men and a teenage boy were charged with the murders.

Joshua Donald, 26, Adam King, 23, and a 17-year-old who cannot be named were remanded in custody to appear at the same court on 9 December.

Released for burial

Mr Donald, of Kelsall Croft, Ladywood, and the youth, from Edgbaston, appeared by videolink.

Mr King, of no fixed address, was in the dock.

The bodies of the three men who were hit by a car have been released for burial by a coroner.

West Midlands Police said the bodies had been released to their grieving families by Birmingham and Solihull coroner Aidan Cotter.

An open air prayer event has been organised in Summerfield Park in the Winson Green area of Birmingham for Thursday.

The service, expected to last about 30 minutes, will be followed by private burials.

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