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Winson Green families to hold demonstration outside police headquarters

The families of three men who died during last year's riots in Birmingham held a press conference yesterday Credit: ITV Central

The families of three men killed during last year's riots in Birmingham will demonstrate outside West Midlands Police Headquarters later.

It's after they announced yesterday they are seeking legal advice after eight men were cleared of the men's murders.

Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir died in Winson Green in Birmingham Credit: ITV Central

Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir died after being hit by a car in Winson Green.

West Midlands Police issue statement on Winson Green Trial

We do not underestimate the impact that the deaths of Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir had on their families, friends and the wider community of Birmingham, and indeed nationally.

Earlier this week, Chief Constable Chris Sims met with Harry Ireland, Chief Crown Prosecutor of the Crown Prosecution Service, to discuss what further steps could be taken following the end of the trial.

I, alongside local officers, continue to meet with members of the community who are working hard to maintain calm and strengthen relationships.

– Sharon Rowe, Assistant Chief Constable of West Midlands Police

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Allegations surrounding Winson Green trial, full report

The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police says he is looking into allegations that a senior police officer lied under oath at the murder trial of 8 men.

Yesterday all 8 defendants were cleared of murdering Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir, who died after being hit by a car during the riots last summer.

Today community leaders said the police had to start being more transparent and accountable. Charlotte Grant reports.

An emergency community meeting was held in Birmingham last night following the verdict of the Winson Green trial

A once divided community in Winson Green, this morning seemed united in demanding answers over the conduct of West Midlands police.

Eight men were yesterday cleared of murdering Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir, who died in last summer's riots in Birmingham.

But it came to light that in the later stages of the trial at Birmingham Crown Court, the judge decided that a senior police officer had lied under oath.

It led to an emergency community meeting being called last night, a spokesperson said the people of Birmingham need to move on from this tragedy.

West Midlands Police say the senior officer involved has not been suspended, an investigation by the police watchdog, the IPCC is now being carried out.

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