Tividale Taxi shooting update and other latest Birmingham news (Thursday October 14)

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Tividale Taxi shooting

West Midlands Police have charged a fourth man over the murder of a teenager who was shot dead in a taxi earlier this year.

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Atif Khan, from Park Lane in Tipton, was arrested in London on Monday (11 Oct) in connection with the killing of Kimani Martin in the early hours of 20 June.

He appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Kimani was shot with a shotgun at 1.30am while he was in a taxi in Dudley Road East, Tividale on June 20.

The force has previously charged three other men with murder.

Kimani was shot dead in a taxi in Tividale

Kisharne Campbell (23) and Usman Amjad, 21 – both of no fixed address – and 19-year-old Luke Adams, from Walsall, are now on remand in prison. A 25-year-old man remains on police bail and enquiries continue.

Three Special Constables who were nearby came across the scene and tended to the teenager but nothing could be done to save him.

He was taken to hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

A tribute from Kimani’s family described him as “jovial, loving and caring”.

Pair arrested in connection with a drugs and money laundering investigation as £1.6 million seized from a flat in Sutton Coldfield

Sutton Coldfield money laundering

A Sutton Coldfield man is one of a pair arrested in connection with a drugs and money laundering investigation where £1.6 million was seized from a flat in the town. A 51-year-old was arrested in Reddicap Heath, along with a 58-year-old who was arrested in  Stratford-upon-Avon, on Tuesday, October 12.

The arrests are related to the National Crime Agency’s Operation Venetic.

A series of arrests, which followed French officers gaining access to a global, encrypted phone network called EncropChat used extensively by criminals since 2016.

Weather update

Sunshine at times but feeling much cooler. A high of just 13 with overnight lows of around 7 Celsius.

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