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Three men charged with the murder of a 19-year-old in Nottingham have appeared at the city’s crown court today.
Cameron Cashin, aged 20, Ijah Lavelle-Moore, 20, and Malcolm Vaughan Francis, 18, are all accused of the murder of Malakai McKenzie, who was shot outside The Hubb in Sherwood on April 21st.
The defendants were told they would be remanded in custody to appear again on Friday 7 September for a plea and case management hearing.
A provisional trial date has been set for November 26th
Police in Birmingham have launched a murder investigation after the body of a man was found at a house in Lozells Road around 9am yesterday morning after emergency services were called to a report of a disorder at the address.
The man, who has not yet been identified but who is believed to be a Lithuanian national, was found dead at the scene.
Six people have been arrested on suspicion of murder and continue to be questioned by police.
The cause of his death is unknown at this stage and a post mortem examination is due to take place later today.
Anyone with information should call Force CID on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police investigating the murder of a former soldier in Yardley, have bailed three people who were arrested in connection with the death.
A 39 year old man, 39 year old woman and a 17 year old have been bailed while officers continue to investigate the murder of 64 year old Brian Farmer.
Mr Farmer's body was found by police at 6.10pm Saturday 19 May. It is believed his body may have been there for some days.
A post mortem has proved inconclusive and police are awaiting the results of further tests.
Anyone with information should contact Force CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.
A woman has been taken to hospital after she was found in the River Severn this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the scene near Worcestershire County Cricket Club's New Road Ground.
Police have today named a man who was found dead in Yardley at the weekend as former soldier Brian Farmer.
The 61 year old was found dead at his flat in Bakeman House on Coventry Road by police at 6.10pm on Saturday.
Police say they are treating his death as murder, a 39 year old man and woman, as well as a 17 year old youth have been arrested in connection with the death.
This follows the inconclusive post mortem. Forensic enquiries are ongoing at the scene and police are awaiting the results of further tests.
Born in Birmingham, he was the youngest son of five children and until1993 had spent 22 years in the army, in the Queens Own Royal IrishHussars in Northern Ireland and The Gulf, before retiring as a MessSergeant.
Jewellery worth thousands of pounds has been stolen in a house burglary in Wolverhampton.
The burglary took place between 2pm and 3.30pm on Thursday in a house off of Mount Road in Tettenhall, Wolverhampton whilst the elderly homeowners were out.
Police are appealing for witnesses:
A furniture warehouse has caught fire in Montgomery Street in Sparkbrook.
There are fifteen fire engines currently at the scene.
More updates to follow.