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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.

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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 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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