UK riots: 3 men charged in hit-and-run deaths

Three men from Birmingham aged 20, 25 and 30 have been charged, West Midlands Police have said.

London: British police have charged three
more people with the murder of three Pakistani-origin men who
were run over by a car as they tried to protect their shops
and homes from looters during the riots in August.

Haroon Jahan, 21, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul
Musavir, 31, were hit by a car in the early hours of August 10
in Birmingham.

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

Three men from Birmingham aged 20, 25 and 30 have been
charged, West Midlands Police have said.

They are due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates` Court
tomorrow.

The men, who were not named by police, were arrested at a
flat in the Druids Heath area of Birmingham on Friday, the BBC
reported.

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.

During the August riots in London and other cities
like Manchester and Birmingham, shops were looted, buildings
burned and five people died.

A wave of rioting, looting and arson spread from London
to parts of the East and West Midlands, Merseyside, Bristol,
Manchester and Gloucester last week after a 29-year-old youth
was shot dead by police in Totterham.

PTI

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