The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and West Midlands Police have responded to the not guilty verdicts in the Winson Green Murder trial.
Shazad (30), Abdul Musavir (31), and Haroon Jahan (20) died after being hit by a car in Winson Green during last summer's riots.
Following the verdicts at Birmingham Crown Court today the CPS and West Midlands Police gave the following statements:
Chief Crown Prosecutor Harry Ireland said:
Chief Crown Prosecutor Harry Ireland also appealed for peace and calm in the community following today's verdict.
He also added that the relations of the three men who died in the riots do not wish to make any comment regarding the court case at this time and asked the media to respect their privacy.