Three men killed in Birmingham violence

Victims hit by car while defending property

Three men were killed while protecting their property in what appears to have been a hit-and-run as violent riots continued in Birmingham on Wednesday. Haroon Jahan, 21, Shahzad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, were among a crowd of about 80 people who were guarding property from rioters when they were mowed down by a car near a gas station. A 32-year-old man has been arrested. Jahan’s father, Tariq, appealed for calm. “I have lost my son – if you want to lose yours step forward, otherwise calm down and go home.” Rioting has spread to the cities of Manchester, Wolverhampton and West Bromwich, with 350 people having been arrested in the region since Monday.

BBC News