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The 23-year-old man charged with murdering two Big Issue sellers is due at Birmingham Crown Court today. Wayne Lee Busst and Ian Watson-Gladwish were stabbed to death in the city centre last friday.
John Ward was remanded in custody after appearing before magistrates earlier this week.
The families of two Big Issue vendors who were fatally stabbed in Birmingham city centre on Friday have spoken of their loss.
Relatives of 32-year-old Wayne Busst and 31-year-old Ian Watson Gladwish have tonight paid tribute to them.
Both men died after an alleged fight in Martineau Place, suffering fatal stab wounds just before 6.00pm.
In a statement Mr Busst's family appeal for witnesses to come forward and said: "We are deeply saddened by Wayne"s death, he will be greatly missed by all his family and all that knew him."
Mr Watson Gladwish's family paid tribute to him as a "husband, son, brother and dad" Adding that "he was was a kind loving person".
The family went on to say "To be taken away from us in these circumstances has left us all devastated, we will miss him dearly."
A man has appeared in court charged with murdering two Big Issue sellers who were stabbed in Birmingham.
John Ward, of no fixed address, was remanded in custody until Wednesday.
He made a two-minute appearance before a district judge at Birmingham Magistrates' Court this morning.
The 23-year-old was charged with the murders of Wayne Lee Busst and Ian Watson-Gladwish by West Midlands Police on Sunday.
A man is due in court this morning charged with the murder of two Big Issue sellers in Birmingham.
Wayne Lee Busst and Ian Watson Gladwish, who were both in their early thirties, were found stabbed in a busy shopping street in Birmingham just before 6.00pm on Friday evening.