Big Issue murders: Man held

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering two Big Issue sellers who were stabbed in a city centre street. John Ward was remanded in custody until Wednesday after making a two-minute appearance at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.

Man accused of Birmingham stabbings appears in court

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering two Big Issue sellers who were stabbed in Birmingham city centre on Friday.

John Ward, of no fixed address, was remanded in custody until Wednesday after making a two-minute appearance before a district judge at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.

The 23-year-old was charged with the murders of Wayne Lee Busst and Ian Watson-Gladwish by West Midlands Police yesterday.

Court appearance after Big Issue stabbings

Wayne Lee Busst (32) and Ian Watson Gladwish (31) were both Big Issue sellers based in Birmingham city centre
Wayne Lee Busst (32) and Ian Watson Gladwish (31) were both Big Issue sellers based in Birmingham city centre Credit: West Midlands Police

A 23-year-old man will appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court today following the fatal stabbing of two Big Issue sellers in Birmingham city centre on Friday.

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Man charged after double-stabbing in Birmingham

West Midlands Police has charged a 23-year-old man with two counts of murder following the fatal stabbing of two men in Birmingham city centre on Friday.

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A 23 year old man has tonight been charged with two counts of murder following the fatal stabbing of two men in #birmingham on Friday

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The man will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court in the morning. Those killed were earlier named as Wayne Busst and Ian Watson-Gladwish.