#AceNewsReport – Apr.22: Officers also need to hear from anyone who saw, or has dash cam footage, of a dark blue Citroen C3 leaving the area at speed and understood to have been driving on the wrong side of the road: A 20-year-old man previously arrested on suspicion of murder and a 29-year-old man for conspiracy to murder have been released on bail: A 22-year-old who was also injured remains in a stable condition in hospital. He will be questioned under caution in connection with the killing when medically fit:
WM Police Update: ‘Officers have arrested two more people in Birmingham murder investigation as appeal for information continues after a man shot dead in Birmingham has been named as Gavin Parry’
19th April 2021
Officers have detained the men, aged 21 and 23, earlier today as we continue to actively pursue those involved in the killing of Mr Parry in Western Road last Tuesday (13 April). The pair remain in custody for questioning over the killing of 31-year-old Mr Parry as we continue to appeal for witnesses to the shooting at around 5.30pm: We want to speak to a man who was riding a scooter near the scene at the time and may have vital information to assist our enquiries.
Detective Inspector Jim Mahon, from our homicide team, said: “This is active investigation as we seek to establish exactly what happened in Western Road last week: “ A man tragically lost his life and we believe there are people out there who can help us get the truth. We need anyone with information, however insignificant they feel it may be, to contact us.”
Anyone with any information is urged to contact us via live chat on our website or call 101. If you have information, photos or video footage which could help the investigation you can do so via this dedicated web link: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/20HQ20H24-PO1
We understand you may want to remain anonymous and you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You only need to tell them what you know − not who you are.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.21: Officers have arrested four teenagers on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Huyton on Monday night, 19th April.
Four arrested on suspicion of murder following death of man in Huyton: ‘The teenagers, two males aged 15, one male aged 14 and a 15 year-old female, are currently in custody where they will be questioned by detectives’
The victim has now been identified as 23 year-old Connor Dockerty from the Litherland area.
His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.
A post mortem revealed he died from multiple stab wounds.
An investigation is ongoing and detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone who has any information to come forward.
Detective Chief Inspector Siobhan Gainer said: “We are continuing to appeal for the public’s help and I want to appeal directly to anyone who was on Kingsway at the time this incident happened to contact us. If you have CCTV, dashcam or video/mobile footage from the Kingsway or Liverpool Road area at around 8pm on Monday night, please get in touch.”
Anyone who would like to upload footage from last night to help with our investigation can use our Major Incident Portal by clicking on ‘Merseyside Police’ and the ‘Kingsway murder Huyton’ icon. They can also message us in confidence via the portal: Public Portal (mipp.police.uk)
Anyone with information can also DM @MerPolCC on Twitter, call 101, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting log 1004 of 19 April.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.17: Theo Momodu, 18 (23.12.2002) of Overbury Street, Hackney had previously pleaded guilty to murder: All three men were also found guilty after trial of Section 18 GBH (wounding with intent) in relation to an attack on another man:
Three men who went on stabbing spree in Hackney convicted of murder: ‘Taylar Isaac, 20 (28.07.2000) of Amhurst Road, Hackney and David Kerrigan, 20 (29.10.2000) of Brackenfield Close, Hackney were found guilty of murdering 29-year-old Joshua after a trial at the Old Bailey that concluded on Friday, 16 April’
[VICTIM: Joshua White was fatally stabbed in Hackney in 2019]
Harley McGivern, 20 (05.02.2001) of the Beecholme Estate, Hackney was found guilty of perverting the course of justice.
Sentencing will take place at the same court on a date to be determined.
The court heard how a text message sent to Momodu from a person believed to be in prison urged him and other members of his gang to ‘ride out’ and attack people as a demonstration of loyalty.
On the afternoon of Friday, 26 April, Momodu, Isaac and Kerrigan carried out that instruction with devastating consequences.
They were driven by an unidentified man in a stolen white SUV to Brenthouse Road, E9 where, armed with knives and swords and wearing balaclavas, they confronted the occupants of a grey Mercedes.
The Mercedes made off and was pursued by the gang.
Seconds later, CCTV captured the three men chasing Joshua White on foot, still brandishing their weapons.
Joshua ran towards a shop in Frampton Park Road, colliding with a six-year-old girl on roller skates who was innocently waiting outside. The girl and Joshua went crashing to the floor.
He briefly paused to check she was ok before getting to his feet. But as he reached the door of the shop he was caught by Momodu and Isaac and stabbed multiple times. Kerrigan was also seen on CCTV, stood yards away.
Joshua collapsed inside the shop and despite the efforts of the emergency services who rushed to the scene, he died in hospital later that day.
Not satisfied with stabbing just one person, Momodu, Isaac and Kerrigan returned to their white SUV and made off.
In nearby Wilton Way, they found a man they recognised from a local estate. He was with his partner and young child but the gang set upon him anyway, stabbing him multiple times as he attempted to flee. Fortunately, he survived his injuries.
As the attackers drove away from the scene, the registration of their white SUV was being circulated to nearby police units. Armed officers in an unmarked vehicle spotted them and gave chase.
The driver of the SUV crashed after a short pursuit and the occupants ran in different directions, shedding layers of clothing in an effort to disguise their identity.
Momodu was arrested nearby. The other men were identified and arrested some time later.
Detailed analysis of CCTV in the hours before and after the attacks established that McGivern had allowed his flat to be used as a base for the gang and that he had personally helped to dispose of clothing and other evidence. He was arrested and charged for his role.
Detective Sergeant Andy Sheppard, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “These three men went out that day with the clear intention to stab people. They didn’t care who, as long as it earned them respect and notoriety in their gang: “ Joshua appears to have been targeted at random. He was chased in broad daylight and savagely stabbed just yards from an innocent six-year-old girl: “ Unbelievably, they went on to target a second victim, also in front of a child, and again for no apparent reason: “ There is no place for this sort of mindless brutality on the streets of London. Young men caught up in this way of life may think they are proving themselves and building a reputation, but in reality they are just cutting short their own lives and the lives of others: “ The community is safer knowing that they will be behind bars for a long time: “ Joshua’s parents both released statements following the verdict:
His mother, Trisha Sargusingh, said: “My son Josh was a kind, loving, happy and caring son. A loyal friend and a sensitive and humble man: “ His passing has left a hole in my heart that will never be filled. From the time of his senseless murder we, as a family, have been mourning not only for him but for the loss of all the experiences, hopes and dreams that he will never now fulfil: “ Coming to court has been so difficult, physically, emotionally and spiritually and although there is no punishment severe enough that can alleviate the horrific manner of Joshua’s death we are hopeful that a strong sentence for those convicted may be a deterrent so that other families may never know a pain like ours.”
Joshua’s father, Leigh White, said: “Upon receiving the verdict today, I would like to say thank you to everyone involved who has contributed to achieving this outcome. The past two years have been extremely difficult not only for myself, but for all of the family and close friends whom Joshua left behind: “ The conviction of those who took his life will not bring Joshua back or ease our pain, but we hope that it will bring us a measure of comfort from which we can start to heal: “ I hope that today’s verdict will have lasting consequences for those who committed such a heartless and shameful killing and stands as a lesson to others who are considering carrying knives which could result in the loss of other innocent lives: “ Joshua’s life was cut short in such a meaningless and senseless killing. I hope that those responsible recognise the deep psychological and emotional damage that this has inflicted on everyone who knew him: “ Joshua was a caring, loving, beautiful, kind-hearted person, and his death has left such a huge void in all our lives. Life without him will never be the same again. Whilst our pain will never heal, we hope that in time it will become easier for us to bear.”
#AceNewsReport – Apr.15: The charges relate to an incident on Lower Leam Street on 28 May 2020: They all appeared at Coventry Crown Court on Monday 12 April) and will next appear on 28 May 2021:
Seven charged with murder – Leamington: ‘In connection with the death of 34-year-old Carl Moorhouse in Leamington last year’
•Tau Randall, aged 34 of St. Peters Road, Birmingham (also previously charged with conspiracy to commit GBH in connection with the investigation)
•Darnelle Sappleton, aged 22 of Farm Street, Birmingham (also previously charged with conspiracy to commit GBH in connection with the investigation)
•Callum Huburn, aged 29 of Park Road, Birmingham (also previously charged with conspiracy to commit GBH in connection with the investigation)
•Reuben Nall, aged 27 of Rookery Road, Birmingham (also previously charged with conspiracy to commit GBH in connection with the investigation)
•Javantry Scott, aged 23 of Osborne Road, Birmingham (also previously charged with conspiracy to commit GBH in connection with the investigation)
•Jamani Cunningham, 25 of Copthall Road, Birmingham (now also charged with conspiracy to commit GBH)
•Emma Bennett, aged 34 years of Wycken Court in Coventry, (now also charged with conspiracy to commit GBH)
Two other men – Terry Nall, aged 30 of Regents Road, Birmingham, and Adam Padley aged 26 of Mellis Grove, Birmingham – were previously also charged in March with murder and conspiracy to commit GBH in connection with the investigation.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.14: In a newly unsealed federal indictment, Byron Booker, 28, of Ludowici, Ga., and Jordan Brown, 21, of St. Marys, Ga., are charged in the death of Specialist Austin J. Hawke, 24, at Fort Stewart Military Reservation, said David H. Estes, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia:
Two men indicted in death of Fort Stewart soldier found stabbed to death in installation housing: Eight-count federal indictment returned in murder conspiracy
Southern District of Georgia:
Booker is charged with Premeditated Murder; and Murder of a Member of the U.S. Uniformed Services. In addition, both Booker and Brown are charged with Felony Murder; Conspiracy to Commit Assault Upon a Member of the U.S. Uniformed Services and to Commit Burglary; Assault Upon a Member of the U.S. Uniformed Services; Burglary; Conspiracy to Retaliate Against a Witness; and Retaliation Against a Witness. The statutory penalty for each of the murder charges upon conviction is death, or mandatory life in prison.
There is no parole in the federal system.
“It is a high priority for our office to pursue justice for members of the military who are victims of violent crime,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Estes. “We commend the FBI and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and other law enforcement partners for their tireless and detailed work on this case.”
The 21-page indictment alleges that Booker and Brown conspired to commit the offenses against Hawk in retaliation for Hawk reporting Booker to U.S. Army leadership for “poor leadership, poor military performance, and maltreatment of subordinates” prior to Booker’s discharge from the U.S. Army, and in retaliation for Hawk reporting Brown for drug use during his service.
The indictment further alleges that Booker and Brown discussed “silencing” Hawk, and discussed Brown providing Booker with a key to access Hawk’s room. The indictment alleges that Booker drove from his home on or about June 17, 2020, to Fort Stewart, and entered the installation on foot before walking approximately one mile to Hawk’s barracks. The indictment then alleges that Booker killed Hawk by “stabbing, cutting, and slashing” him with an edged weapon, and that afterward Booker disposed of the clothing and shoes he was wearing at the time.
Booker has been in custody since June 18, 2020; Brown was taken into custody after a U.S. District Court grand jury returned the indictment during its April 2021 term. Both defendants await further legal proceedings.
Criminal indictments contain only charges; defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and the FBI are investigating the case, which is being prosecuted for the United States by Southern District of Georgia Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jennifer G. Solari and Frank Pennington, and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Darron J. Hubbard.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.07: The charge relates to the death of a 50-year-old woman at a residential address in the early hours of Sunday, 4 April at Ravine Grove, SE18. Confirmation that all next of kin have been informed and formal identification awaits.
Man charged with Plumstead murder: ‘Vasile Bratu, 39 (14.08.81) of no fixed address was arrested on Sunday, 4 April on suspicion of murder. He was charged on Tuesday, 6 April and will appear in custody at Bexley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 7 April’
Published: Apr 06, 2021 17:30 BST
Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command investigate.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.04: The police said they were alerted to a stabbing case at a residential unit at about 10.15am on Saturday (Apr 3).
Man arrested for murder at Bedok Reservoir Road: ‘When officers arrived, they found a man lying motionless in the unit. “The 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at scene,” the police added according to Channel Asia on Telegram
03 Apr 2021 10:20PM:
According to preliminary investigations, the men knew each other, said the police.
The suspect, also 49, will be charged with murder on Monday. If found guilty, he faces the death penalty.
#AceNewsReport – Mar.29: She was a business lab monitor working nights at Aims Community College, and was last seen locking up her office’
Weld County Cold Case: James Dye Arrested For Murder Of Kay Day In 1979: Kay Day was reported missing in 1979: The next morning her husband, Stanley “Chuck” Day, realized she never returned home. He filed a missing persons report.
#AceNewsReport – Mar.23: Information by TOI reported says that Ajay was killed on the insistence of a local Muslim politician of Sindh who has not only lend his support to the Islamic clerics having a major role in the conversion of Hindu girls to Islam but also provides shelter to them since Ajay had been exposing their deeds.’ said a source. ‘We believe that the said politician had orchestrated his murder,’ the source said.”
Pakistan: Hindu journalist who exposed Muslim clerics involved in conversion of Hindu girls is shot dead: ‘A 31-year-old journalist belonging to the minority Hindu community of Pakistan was shot dead by some unidentified assailants on Wednesday (17 March) in Sindh province’ The Times of India reports: “’
Mar 22, 2021 2:00 pm:
“Pakistani Journalist Ajay Lalwani, Who Exposed Islamic Clerics Involved In Conversion Of Hindu Girls, Shot Dead In Sindh,” Swarajya, March 20, 2021:
Ajay Lalvani who was a reporter with a private Royal News TV channel and an Urdu language newspaper Daily Puchano died on Thursday (18 March) after he sustained bullet injuries in stomach, arm and knee.
#AceNewsReport – Mar.22: Mr Busma was discovered dead with a stab wound to the chest, burn marks and injuries consistent with being stamped on at Wilkin’s flat:
Man jailed over brutal Wolverhampton murder: ‘Simon Wilkins tortured 39-year-old Arturas Busma and left him with multiple injuries before handing himself into police’
19th March 2021:
WM POLICE CASE NOTES: He had been lured to the address in Tettenhall Road on 20 April last year after they had met outside a nearby convenience store and had purchased alcohol. There is nothing to suggest they had ever met before and Mr Busma had been in the wrong place at the wrong time: The next day Wilkins attended Wolverhampton police station and stated he had punched a man who now wasn’t breathing. The 28-year-old claimed Mr Busma had pulled a knife on him and he retaliated: The only evidence we found after descending on the address was Mr Busma’s badly beaten body after what we believe was a sustained attack: Wilkins pleaded guilty to the murder but his version of Mr Busma being the aggressor was not accepted by the court and he was jailed for a minimum of 17 and a half years at Wolverhampton Crown Court: The case against a 33-year-old woman who was also initially charged with murder was dropped:
Detective Inspector Laura Harrison, from our homicide unit, said: “Sadly the family of Mr Busma will never really know why their loved one was taken away in such a brutal way: “ It appeared he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time and happened to come across Wilkins. He was persuaded to go the flat and it was there he was killed: “ We can only hope the lengthy prison sentence will offer some comfort to Mr Busma’s family and friends.”
#AceNewsReport – Mar.20: Police were called at approximately 17:20hrs on Wednesday, 17 March to reports of a stabbing on Lea Bridge Road, near the junction with Grove Road, E17.
MET UPDATE: Arrest made following murder in Walthamstow: ‘An 18-year-old man [B] was arrested on the evening of Friday, 19 March on suspicion of the murder of Hussain Chaudhry. He was taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody & a 16-year-old boy [A] who was arrested in connection with the investigation on Wednesday, 17 March has been released under investigation’
Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service. Hussain, who was 18 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed and they are being supported by specialist officers.
A post-mortem examination held on Thursday, 18 March gave cause of death as hypovolemic shock and a stab wound to the neck.
Two other people – a man in his 20s and a woman in her 40s – were found with slash injuries to their hands. They were taken to an east London hospital for treatment. The woman remains in hospital but the man has since been discharged. They are both related to the deceased.
Hussain’s family, said: “We are deeply grieved by the loss of our beloved Hussain and respectfully ask for the privacy and space to come to terms with this tragic situation. We thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for their kindness, compassion, condolences, prayers and goodwill. We have no other comment at this time.”
Detective Chief Inspector Perry Benton, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “A young man has lost his life in tragic circumstances and my thoughts remain with his family and friends at this awful time: “ I am continuing to appeal for any witnesses to come forward and speak with my team. Any piece of information could prove to be vital.”Additional officers will be in the area over the coming days to help reassure the community and listen to concerns from residents.
Anybody with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 1570 or 101 and quote CAD 5697/17Mar. Information can also be tweeted to @MetCC: Information can also be provided, anonymously, by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – Mar.19: This case was prioritized for renewed investigation in response to the November 2019 launch of the National Strategy to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons by the United States Department of Justice. FBI Denver—Durango RA investigators reviewed several cold case missing persons and homicides on the two reservations in southwest Colorado and determined Mr. Whiteskunk’s murder is a potentially solvable case, so we are seeking the community’s support in providing new investigative leads.
The FBI is Seeking the Public’s Assistance Regarding the Disappearance and Murder of Mr. Avery Whiteskunk: ‘The FBI Denver Division—Durango Resident Agency (RA) is seeking the public’s assistance regarding the disappearance and murder of Mr. Avery Whiteskunk. He was last seen by family members on January 30, 2004, in Towaoc, Colorado. The next day, the family filed a missing person’s report with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. On March 19, 2004, Mr. Whiteskunk’s body was recovered on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation, and an autopsy determined the cause of his death was homicide’
“The FBI vigorously investigates violent crimes that affect tribal communities. We are committed to protecting all communities we serve, helping victims, and ensuring that justice is met for violent criminal offenders. We hope that sharing the Seeking Information poster with neighboring communities in the Four Corners area will encourage those with information to come forward to help solve this crime and bring closure to Mr. Whiteskunk’s family.”
The FBI is disseminating the attached Seeking Information poster with Mr. Whiteskunk’s photo and description in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah in hopes of gathering new information to bring closure to Mr. Whiteskunk’s family as well as the community. The poster is also available online: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/avery-whiteskunk.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for the murder of Avery Whiteskunk.
#AceNewsReport – Mar.17: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Operation Community Shield violent gang task force, which is comprised by HSI Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, on March.03: 2021:
‘Operation Community Shield Violent Task-Force & Las Vegas law enforcement arrest Salvadoran MS-13 gang member wanted in home country for aggravated murder’
Noe Victelio Rivera-Batres, aka “Colocho”, 50, is a known or suspected member of the transnational criminal street organization known as Mara Salvatrucha or “MS-13”. Rivera illegally entered the United States in June 2018 near McAllen, Texas, and was issued a Notice and Order of Expedited Removal by the U.S. Border Patrol. June 12, 2018. The United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, McAllen Division, convicted Rivera of Illegal Entry, and sentenced him to time served. He was subsequently turned over to ICE custody and was released on bond the same day.
On March 11, 2019, Specialized Magistrates Court, City of San Miguel, El Salvador, issued an arrest warrant for Rivera for terrorist organizations and aggravated murder, and on May 15, 2019, INTERPOL issued a Red Notice for Rivera for the same charges. According to the Red Notice, Rivera participated in a murder Oct. 31, 2015, that took place at a cemetery in Ozatlan, El Salvador. If found guilty, he faces up to 50 years in prison.
Upon learning of the INTERPOL Red Notice, ERO made a custody redetermination on Jan. 5, which required Rivera to surrender to ICE on Feb. 10. Rivera failed to present himself to authorities, and he was arrested March 3 at his Las Vegas residence. The INTERPOL Red Notice for terrorist organizations and aggravated murder is still active.
“The allegations in this case are extremely disturbing,” said Caridad Cephas-Kimbrough, acting field office director for ERO in Nevada, Utah, Montana and Idaho. “But it’s reassuring to know this individual will now be held to answer for his crimes. For its part, ERO will continue to focus resources and execute its law enforcement mission on cases that are a threat to national security, border security and public safety. ICE/ERO will carry out enforcement actions in accordance with current guidance and maintain a high level of security in our communities and country. This includes working closely with our foreign law enforcement partners to promote public safety and hold dangerous criminal offenders accountable for their actions — no matter where they commit their crimes.”
“HSI remains committed to identifying, investigating and arresting individuals who pose a serious public safety threat to our communities,” said Francisco Burrola, special agent in charge for the HSI Las Vegas Office. “By working together with our law enforcement partners, we will ensure those individuals hiding from their home country, will not find refuge here.”
Rivera will remain in ICE custody until the completion of his removal proceedings.
High-profile arrests include those who are wanted for serious crimes in another country, such as murder, rape, sexual abuse of a minor, drug offenses, human smuggling, fraud or theft. Others include persons who are national security risks, such as suspected terrorists, those involved in counter-proliferation crimes or those on the terrorist watch list and/or the no-fly list, along with human rights or war crimes violators.
ICE is focused on arresting and removing public safety threats, such as convicted criminal individuals and gang members, as well as those who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally reentered the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges.
Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the ICE Tip Line at 1 (866) 347-2423, or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199, or by completing ICE’s online tip form.
People placed into removal proceedings receive their legal due process from federal immigration judges in the immigration courts, which are administered by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). EOIR is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice and is separate from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and ICE. Immigration judges in these courts make decisions based on the merits of each individual case. ICE officers carry out the removal decisions made by the federal immigration judges.
#AceNewsReport – Mar.17: Wayne Couzens, 48 (20.12.72) appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, 13 March: Today he appeared via video link at the Central Criminal Court.
MET UPDATED: Sarah Everard murder: Police officer appears at Old Bailey via video link: ‘A provisional trial date has been set for 25 October and a pre-trial plea hearing has been scheduled for Friday, 9 July’
A woman, aged in her 30s, who was arrested at the same time as Couzens on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been released on bail to return to a police station on a date in mid-April.
Sarah’s family have been informed and specialist officers are in place to support the family and friends.
A post-mortem examination was held on Friday, 12 March at the William Harvey hospital in Ashford, Kent. The results were inconclusive.
The investigation continues and is being led by Specialist Crime Command detectives who are drawing on expertise and skills from hundreds of colleagues across the Met. They are also being supported by Kent Police.
In the interests of clarity about these exceptional events, we are releasing further details of Couzens’ employment with the Metropolitan Police Service.
Wayne Couzens joined the MPS on 10 September 2018. His first posting was to South Area where he joined a response team covering the Bromley area. He then moved to the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command on 1 February 2020 where his primary role was on uniformed patrol duties of diplomatic premises, mainly a range of Embassies.
#AceNewsReport – Mar.15: Terry Nall, aged 30 of Regents Road, Birmingham, and Adam Padley aged 26 of Mellis Grove, Birmingham, were charged today (Thursday 11 March), with murder and conspiracy to commit GBH. They appeared at Coventry Magistrates’ Court (Friday 12 March) and we will update in due course:
‘Two charged with murder – Leamington & Five other people were also today charged with conspiracy to commit GBH in connection with the investigation’
•Jamani Cunningham, 25 of Copthall Road, Birmingham
•Tau Randall, aged 34 of St. Peters Road, Birmingham
•Darnelle Sappleton, aged 22 of Farm Street, Birmingham.
•Callum Huburn, aged 29 of Park Road, Birmingham
•Reuben Nall, aged 27 of Rookery Road, Birmingham.
Three of them will also appear at Coventry Magistrates’ Court tomorrow and two have been released on bail.
A 34-year-old woman from Coventry who was initially arrested on suspicion of murder has now been released with no further action.
The charges relate to an incident on Lower Leam Street on 28 May 2020.
#AceNewsReport- Mar.14: Saghawat Ramzan, his son Omar Ramzan, and Mohammed Sageer claimed they acted in self-defence when they brutally killed Khuzaimah Douglas, aged 19, and Saghawat’s own brother, Waseem Ramzan, aged 36.L – R: Omar Ramzan, Saghawat Ramzan and Mohammed Sageer
Crossbow killer will serve at least 33 years for double murder: ‘Three men have been jailed for life after two men were brutally killed with a crossbow during a cannabis farm burglary in Brierley Hill’
‘The Ramzan’s lived next door to their professional and lucrative cannabis factory in Pensnett Road, Brierley Hill. Living just next door, they were able to keep a close eye on any potential risks, including those posed from other criminals’
12th March 2021
At 3.30am on 20 February last year, the house was raided by a group of around 10 people wanting to steal their crop. Knowing an attack of this kind was likely, the Ramzan’s had amassed a huge collection of weapons including a large panther crossbow , a smaller crossbow , a sword, knives and a knuckleduster.
Saghawat Ramzan and his son Omar rushed next door to see what was going on also calling Saghawat’s brother, Waseem who lived further down the street for help.
Armed with a crossbow and sword, Saghawat began to attack the raiders, he fired a shot from his crossbow which just missed. They tried to run away but one of the robbers, Khuzaimah, was caught by Waseem and wrestled to the ground.
At this point Mohammed Sageer arrived and joined in the attack.
Khuzaimah struggled to free himself, but all three men attacked him and Saghawat reloaded his crossbow with a bolt and fired at almost point-blank range in the direction of Khuzaimah. He missed and hit his brother, Waseem, in the left side of his abdomen. CCTV showed Waseem remove the bolt from his body.
Saghawat then reloaded his crossbow and took another shot which hit Khuzaimah just above his hip. He managed to struggle to his feet and ran off but collapsed across the road. The bolt had embedded in his pelvic bone, he suffered massive blood loss, and despite medical assistance, sadly died of his injuries at the scene.
Meanwhile, the others decided to get help for injured Waseem – he was taken by car to hospital. Saghawat left shortly after to tidy up the weapons and secure the property. The hospital called police due to the nature of the injuries as fortunately crossbow injuries are extremely rare.An image of the crossbow
Saghawat gave a false account of what happened, telling officers he’d heard a commotion and found people attacking his brother.
In a bid to evade police, the trio stopped using their phones but Saghawat, aged 47, from Pensnett Road, was found at a property in Stoke on 23 February. The following day, his son Omar, aged 24, also from Pensnett Road, handed himself in telling officers he had acted in self-defence.
A similar account was made by Sageer aged 33, from Gorsty Avenue, Brierley Hill, who’d travelled to Scotland and then Bradford, before handing himself in on 25 February. All three were charged with murder.
Detective Chief Inspector Jim Munro, from our homicide team, said: “The actions of these three men were shocking, brutal and calculated.
“To protect their cannabis grow, they were happy to use extreme violence in a brutal and sustained attack on Khuzaimah.
“We believe they wanted to send a clear message to the people who’d attempted to rob their cannabis factory. However, Saghawat also killed his own brother during the attack which further highlights their determination to cause serious harm and just how dangerous their weapons were.
“There is no place on our streets for violence like this or the armoury of weapons they chose to have and ultimately use.
“Two lives have been lost because these men decided to use extreme violence in an attempt to protect their illegal drug business.”
Saghawat Ramzan, aged 47, was sentenced to a minimum term of 33 years for the murder of Khuzaimah Douglas and his own brother Waseem Ramzan.
Omar Ramzan, 24, who is the son of Saghawat and nephew of Waseem, was jailed for 22 years for the murder of Mr Douglas and the manslaughter of Waseem.
Mohammed Sageer, aged 33, has been jailed for 20 years for the murder of Mr Douglas and the manslaughter of Waseem.
A further investigation into the drugs element of the case is ongoing with a number of people charged with conspiracy to burgle. They are awaiting trial at a later date.
#AceNewsReport – Mar.14: WM POLICE CASE NOTES: Mazammal Butt, affectionately known as ‘Zammy’ was fatally stabbed outside his family butchers in Lozells Street on Sunday 17 November 2019: Moments before Zammy was fatally stabbed, Shahzad and his wife Fitzsimmons were arguing with Zammy in the carpark of the family butchers: After hearing the heated argument, Zammy’s wife came out to see what was going on and was grabbed by Fitzsimmons who told Shahzad to kill Zammy: The pair then went out of view. Moments later Shahzad returned telling his sister, that he had killed her husband in the street. Fitzsimmons immediately fled in the couples white Audi while Shahzad walked home:
Butcher and wife jailed for killing their brother in law in Lozells: ‘A husband and wife have today been jailed after being found guilty of killing their brother in law in Lozells in 2019’
12th March 2021
COURT NOTES: The jury heard how Zammy had been seen ‘running for his life’ before being found in a pool of blood, alone in the street: Despite the best efforts from emergency services, Zammy was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.Mazammal Butt, affectionately known as ‘Zammy’ was fatally stabbed outside his family butchers: An hour later Shahzad and Fitzsimmons were stopped in their car by officers on Alum Rock Road and Shahzad was arrested. After being arrested his reply to officers was “Okay, sound.” Officers searching the car found a knife: In the hours that followed, Fitzsimmons involvement in the lead up to the attack were revealed and the next day, she was also arrested on suspicion of murder: Following the arrest of her husband, Fitzsimmons had carried out a Google search on how long a life sentence is. The jury also heard that she had sent her husband a message before the murder advising him to delete previous chats as they could be ‘evidence of hurting Zammy.’
Mobeen Shahzad and his wife Sheridan Fitzsimmons have been jailed:
Shahzad, aged 28, of Osborne Grove, Lozells, was handed a life sentence and must serve a minimum of 23 years before he is considered for release.
Fitzsimmons, aged 29, of Conybere Street, Highgate, was jailed for 10 years, of which she will serve at least two-thirds in custody.
Detective Inspector Jim Colclough from the Homicide Team, said: “This was a tragic case where a young man lost his life at the hands of two people who were family, two people who were intent on him coming to harm: “ My thoughts are with Zammy’s family. I hope now they can find some comfort knowing that the pair responsible for his death have been brought to justice.”
#AceNewsReport – Mar.14: Officers were called shortly after 20.50hrs on Saturday, 13 March to Church Street, Croydon: A 37-year-old man was found with gunshot wounds at the location, near to junction with Reeves Corner:
‘Appeal after 37yr-old-man suffers life-threatening injuries in shooting in Croydon: Detectives from the Specialist Crime South Command are investigating & two men have been arrested on suspicion of attemptedmurder’
He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
Two men, aged 24 and 30, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and are currently in custody at a south London police station.
Police are appealing for witnesses for the incident or anyone with information to contact police on 101, quoting CAD 7335/13MAR.
#AceNewsReport – Mar.07: Officers were called just after 12.15pm on Thursday 4 March 2021 to a report of concern for the welfare of a woman at an address on Ashton Road: Emergency services attended and a woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene:
GM Police Officers have launched an investigation after the death of woman found in a house in Oldham they have also arrested two men’
While formal identification is yet to take place, the victim is believed to be a 29-year-old woman and her next of kin has been informed: A post-mortem is yet to take place but initial enquiries suggest the woman suffered a number of stab wounds and that this is an isolated incident: Two men, aged 41 and 35, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody for questioning: Enquiries are ongoing and a scene remains in place whilst investigation work is carried out: Police patrols will be in the area over the coming days to reassure the community and officers are keen to stress that there isn’t believed to be a threat to the wider public.
Detective Chief Inspector Cheryl Chatterton, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “This is a devastating incident, and our priority is to do all that we can to fully establish the circumstances of the woman’s death and give her family some much needed answers: “ Although we have two men in custody, our enquiries are at a very early stage and we are keeping an open mind however, we do believe there is no wider threat to the public: “ Our dedicated team of officers will be working around the clock on this investigation and I would ask that anyone with any information that could assist does come forward.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4815 quoting 1088 of 04/03/21. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – Nov.23: Stephen Port trial: Serial killer guilty of poisoning three men
// BBC News
Port denied 29 charges that spanned more than three years
A serial #killer has been found guilty of murdering three young men by poisoning them with lethal doses of a date rape drug.
Stephen Port, who was also convicted of three rapes, lured the men to his London flat and secretly gave them GHB, the Old Bailey heard.
The 41-year-old chef was also found guilty of seven offences of administering a substance with intent and three sexual assaults.
He had denied 29 charges in total.
Port had met his victims Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor on dating websites before giving them fatal doses of the drug in his flat in Barking, east London.
The jury has yet to reach a verdict on other charges including the alleged #murder of Anthony Walgate.
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