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Pak father 'humbled' by Birmingham's youth support following son's killing in riots

August 14, 2011 - London

The grievingfather of Haroon Jahan, one of three Pakistani men killed in the UK riots last week, has said that he was "humbled" by the support of the young people of Birmingham following the horrific incident.

Tariq Jahan thanked the young people of Birmingham for their support, praising them for their kindness and good behaviour after the horrific violence earlier in the week in which he lost his son, reports.

Insisting that he was "humbled" by the support and warmth he had received, Jahan said: "I would like to thank the community, especially the young people, for listening to what I have to say and staying calm. Thank you very much to the young generation." I would like to take this opportunity to appeal for witnesses to come forward and the police need as much help as possible," he added.

Haroon, 21, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, were all declared dead in hospital on Wednesday, after they were hit bay a car as they stood firm against yobs attacking the neighbourhood.

Detectives instigating the deaths of the three men last night charged a man and a teenage boy with their murder.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said Joshua Donald, 26, from Ladywood, and a 17-year-old male from Winson Green were both charged with three counts of murder each.


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