An update for everyone on what has happened regarding our dear departed brothers in brum.
Haroon Jahan, 21, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, suffered fatal injuries when they were struck by a car on Wednesday. They were all pronounced dead in hospital.
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said Joshua Donald, 26, from Ladywood, and a 17-year-old male from Winson Green have been charged with three counts of murder each. They are both due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.
Martin Lindop, reviewing lawyer for CPS West Midlands, said: “I have decided that Joshua Donald and a youth should be charged with murder following the deaths of Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir on 10 August. It is alleged that Donald and the youth were involved in the incident that led to these tragic deaths. This decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors. There is sufficient evidence to prosecute the defendants and it is in the public interest to do so.”
The force spokeswoman confirmed a 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion on murder had been bailed pending further inquiries, and a 32-year-old man who was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of murder was also bailed. Two further men aged 23 and 27 who were arrested late on Friday night remain in police custody, she said.
Mr Jahan, 21, and brothers Mr Ali, 30, and Mr Musavir, 31, suffered fatal injuries when they were stuck by a car which failed to stop shortly after 1am.
After the deaths, it emerged that Mr Jahan’s father, Tariq, attempted to revive his son after hearing the car speed away from the scene in Dudley Road, Winson Green.
At a press conference Mr Jahan, 46, said he had been “humbled” by the support he had received from his community and further afield. “I would like to thank the community, especially the young people, for listening to what I have to say and staying calm. Thank you very much to the young generation.”
Also speaking at the press conference, the brothers’ uncle, Abdullah Khan, 58, said: “This was not about race, this was not about religion – this was about a pure criminal act.”
Mr Khan told reporters his nephews were “hard-working young men” who gave their lives trying to protect their community. He added: “We have lost two sons, which has left their family in complete shock and devastation. What we want is justice for our family.”