A SOLIHULL man is one of eight people who have been charged over violent clashes that led to the murder of a student.
Ibrahim Ismail, originally from Syria, had been living in Birmingham and studying in Solihull, he was also working at a number of Shisha lounges at the time of his death in December 2016.
He died as a result of a stab wound to his heart and was also stabbed in the back.
Seven men − aged between 19- and 32-years-old − and a 32-year-old woman have been charged with violent disorder and conspiracy to commit wounding in connection with trouble that broke out in Moseley Street, Highgate.
A total of eight people answered police bail and all were charged to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on February 14.
They are Awaas Aftab, aged 23, from Hobs Moat Road in Solihull; Shabaz and Rebaz Kamal, aged 24 and 32 respectively, from Westminster Crescent in Handsworth; Abdullah Alshameri, aged 21, from Churchill Road in Handsworth; Andam Rasol, aged 24, from Queens Head Road in Handsworth; Tabean Abdullah, aged 19, from Beech Avenue, Stoney Lane, in Birmingham; Adam Ijaz, aged 24, from Burnham Road Great Barr and 32-year-old Shabana Bibi from Station Road in Witton.
Rebaz Kamal, Aftab and Abdullah are all additionally charged with possessing offensive weapons.
Bibi also faces two counts of assisting an offender, while Ijaz faces an extra charge of perverting the course of justice.
Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield is leading the investigation and said: “Clearly this is a significant development in the case but this is still very much a live investigation into Ibrahim’s murder. We are determined to get justice for Ibrahim’s family.
“We know we have not traced everyone who was at the scene that night and I would ask anyone who was there to get in touch.
“Last month we released images of people who were there and if anyone recognises someone from those CCTV stills I’d urge them to make contact.
“These are people who could hold valuable information. I hope those people can find it in their hearts to come forward now to help us seek justice for Ibrahim’s family.”
Another man, aged 24, failed to answer police bail and is actively being sought by officers.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101.