Man on murder charge appears in court
A man accused of murdering a pedestrian in West Bromwich has appeared in court for the first time.
Paul Emmerson was in a car that reportedly dragged victim Mohammed Miah, aged 22, from Tipton, along the street.
The 38-year-old, wearing a white T-shirt and grey tracksuit bottoms, spoke only to give his name, address and date of birth when he was brought before Birmingham magistrates yesterday(WED).
He was ordered to appear at Birmingham Crown Court tomorrow(FRI).
Mr Miah died soon after the incident in the High Street in the early hours of Saturday. The road, including shops and food outlets, was cordoned off for more than 12 hours while forensic officers carried out an extensive examination of the area.
Part of Trinity Way was also blocked off from traffic following the incident at around 2.40am.
The victim was described in a family tribute as 'kind hearted, courageous, caring and selfless'. It said his death, a 'devastating loss', had been felt by the whole community.
Emmerson, of Kemp Road, Kitts Green, Birmingham, was remanded in custody until tommorow's hearing.
Police are still appealing for people to contact officers on 101, quoting log 281 of March 17, if they have any information.