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Man due in court charged over Brierley Hill crossbow murders

By Dayna Farrington | Brierley Hill | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A man has been charged with the murder of two men killed with a crossbow during a cannabis factory robbery in Brierley Hill.

A forensic officer in Brierley Hill outside a house where a cannabis farm was robbed before two men were stabbed

Saghawat Ramzan is accused of shooting 19-year-old Khuzaimah Douglas and Waseem Ramzan, 36, with a crossbow in Pensnett Road on February 20.

Murder victim Waseem Ramzan, 36, lived on Pensnett Road where the violence happened

The 46-year-old, of Pensnett Road, has been remanded in custody to appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court this morning.

It comes as West Midlands Police officers arrested a further 23-year-old man on suspicion of murder yesterday afternoon.

He remains in police custody for questioning.

Detectives initially believed the two men had been killed as a result of stab wounds – but further enquiries have now established their fatal injuries were caused by a crossbow.

Officers investigating the trouble have already charged a 19-year-old man with conspiracy to burgle and perverting the course of justice.

Michah Evans, of Drummond Street, in Lye, appeared at Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court yesterday morning, and was remanded in custody to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on March 23.

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Two men, aged 21 and 23, have also been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and a 42-year-old for assisting an offender.

All three have been released on police bail.

A blue police tent in Wilson Road, which is parallel to Pensnett Road where the cannabis farm was raided

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Munro, from the force's homicide team, said: "This is an ongoing and constantly developing investigation.

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"Although we have charged a man in connection with the murders we still need to hear from anyone with information about what happened in the early hours of February 20.

"We believe there are still people out there who haven't come forward and could have crucial information."

Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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