6th man charged in UK hit-and-run riot deaths

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Posted: Aug 31, 2011 4:01 PM
6th man charged in UK hit-and-run riot deaths

British police say a sixth man has been charged with murder in the deaths of three men in a hit-and-run attack during riots in the English city of Birmingham.

West Midlands Police said Wednesday the 29-year-old man will appear at Birmingham Magistrates court on Thursday in connection with the murders of 20-year-old Haroon Jahan and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31.

The trio were killed after a car, allegedly containing several looters, struck them at high speed as they stood guard in front of a row of Pakistani-owned shops.

Five other men ranging in age from 17 to 30 have already been charged with murder. All remain in custody.