Riot murder suspects held by police

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The Independent Online

Two men arrested by police investigating the murders of three men hit by a car while protecting shops and homes from looters face more questioning today.

West Midlands Police yesterday arrested the two, aged 29 and 30, on suspicion of murdering Haroon Jahan, 21, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, in the early hours of August 10 during riots in the Winson Green area of Birmingham.

The suspects, who are from Birmingham, are being held for questioning.

Liam Young, 28, Ian Beckford, 30, Joshua Donald, 26, Adam King, 23, and a 17-year-old who cannot be named, have already been charged with murder and have been remanded in custody.

Four other males - aged 17, 23, 32 and 33 - have also been arrested and bailed pending further inquiries.

Eleven men have so far been arrested by police investigating the killings.