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KINGSTANDING STABBING: Man and boy charged over Dea-John’s murder

 

West Midlands Police have charged two more people with the murder of Dea-John Reid in Birmingham – as officers appeal for information on a car believed to have been used during the attack.

George Khan, aged 38 from Newstead Road, Birmingham and a 14-year-old boy have been charged with the schoolboy’s murder.

Both Khan and the teenager – who police cannot name for legal reasons due to his age – are set to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow (4 June).

It follows the charging of another man, 35-year-old Michael Shields from Alvis Walk in Castle Bromwich, who is now in prison on remand having appeared in court earlier today.

Dea-John was fatally stabbed in College Road, Kingstanding on Monday evening (31 May).

Officers believe the offenders arrived and left the scene at around 7.30pm in a dark blue VW Golf with the registration number TN07 GBR.

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Officers have been trying to locate the vehicle but so far it remains outstanding.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Mobberley from our Homicide Unit, said: “We really need to trace this VW Golf and I would urge anyone who believes they have seen the car or knows of its whereabouts to get in touch.

“It could be crucial to the investigation so if anyone has any information please message us or call. People can call anonymously, we don’t need their names, just information.

“We are pursuing all lines of enquiry to find anyone else involved in Dea-John’s tragic death and anyone who has information should contact us."

WMP Homicide Unit can be contacted via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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