Two more arrested after fatal firework attack

Credit: West Mercia Police

Police investigating the murder of man who died after an industrial firework was ignited in his home in Birmingham have arrested two more people.

56-year-old Anthony Nicholls died in hospital after the firework – understood to have been lit by a group of men – sparked a huge blaze at his home in Tile Cross on 2 November.

An 18-year-old woman was arrested from an address in Ward End yesterday (19 November) following a 9am police raid, while officers moved in to detain a 21-year-old Sheldon man at Birmingham Airport at 4.15pm shortly after he arrived on a flight.

They were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and have both since been bailed until next month.

A total of 4 murder suspects have now been arrested and released on bail.