A PAIR of men have been charged in connection with the death of a man who was hit by a car in Sheldon.
Liam Jones, aged 22, died after being struck by a car near the junction of Moat Lane and Vera Road at around 11.55pm on August 1.
West Midlands Police has charged Abdirahman Ibrahim, aged 19 from Birmingham, with murder.
His 20-year-old brother Abdullahi Ibrahim, also from Birmingham, has been charged with assisting an offender.
The pair appeared before Birmingham Crown Court on Monday (November 20) and are due to appear again in January for a plea and trial preparation hearing.
Detective Inspector Nick Barnes, who is leading the murder investigation, said: “This is a significant step forward in our investigation and we’ve updated Mr Jones’ family.
“We know the death of Mr Jones caused a lot of concern within the community and my team has worked diligently to get to the point of charging two men.
“This is very much an ongoing enquiry, however, and we will remain focused on ensuring we can get full answers and justice for Mr Jones and his family.”
The police have a dedicated contact portal for anyone to get in touch with the investigation team with information here.