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Saturday, 13 August 2011

Birmingham Riots: Hit-And-Run Victim Shazad Ali Was Expecting First Child

Shazad Ali, one of three men killed by a hit-and-run driver during the Birmingham riots, was looking forward to the birth of his first child.

The news was revealed after West Midlands Police announced they had arrested two more men on suspicion of murder, in connection with the collision that left Mr Ali, his brother Abdul Musavir and Haroon Jahan dead.

Following the arrest of the men, aged 23 and 27, on Friday police have five people in custody as part of the investigation.

They detained three men, aged 16, 17 and 26, on Thursday and have been granted extensions to continue questioning them until 10pm tonight.

Detective Superintendent Richard Baker said his team still had a significant amount of evidence to work their way through as they attempt to track down the people responsible for the three deaths

After the update on the inquiry, the families of the three victims paid tribute to them.

Abdullah Khan, the uncle of Mr Ali, 30, and Mr Musavir, 31, said: 'I remember talking to Shazad a few days before this tragic incident and he was excited and was looking forward to the birth of his first child in a few months time. But that was not meant to be.

'A father who will never hold his child and a child who will never be held by his father. A wife without a husband, parents who lost two sons. Words can never express what we are going through at this moment.'

Tariq Jahan, the father of 20-year-old Haroon, said he had been 'humbled' by the amount of mail his family had received from people across Britain and from abroad expressing their condolences.

He also expressed his gratitude to the young people from the local area who had listened to his plea to remain calm and not seek revenge for the deaths.

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