WATCH: CCTV footage of pair found guilty over Walsall barber shop shooting

CCTV footage has been released of two men who have been found guilty for their part in a shooting at a barber shop in Walsall.

A still of the pair from the CCTV released by police
A still of the pair from the CCTV released by police

Gunman Uzair Shahid and his accomplice Toyub Ali were both convicted over the shooting at the Katz Kutz hair salon in 2019.

Tehmoor Hussain, aged 24, was shot in broad daylight at the hairdressers on Wolverhampton Road, Birchills, on May 29, 2019.

Now police have released CCTV footage showing the two men before and after the attack – and how they were linked to the crime.

Police received information within minutes of the shooting and trawled CCTV to determine the movements of Shahid and Ali before and after the offence.

The force recovered footage which showed a BMW driving around the Birchills area about 30 minutes before the shooting. Other footage showed the men two hours earlier at a car wash on Wednesbury Road, where the force believe the duo were planning the attack – possibly in conjunction with two other unidentified people.

Watch the CCTV footage:

Detectives were also able to compare sightings of the black BMW in and around the area with an electronic monitoring tag Shahid was wearing. Five separate instances coincided with his tag and the car being seen on CCTV at various locations at key times. The car was found burnt out at around 7pm in Avion Close.

CCTV also captured Ali getting his hair and beard cut at a barbers in Caldmore at around 7pm in what police believe was an attempt to change his appearance.

(L-R) Toyub Ali & Uzair Shahid. Photo: West Midlands Police

Shahid, aged 21 from Lichfield Road in Walsall, was found guilty of attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life after a trial.

Ali, 19, from Profit Street in Walsall, was found guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence after a trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

Detective Constable Craig Bathgate, who led the investigation, said: "It was a calculated, brutal and mindless act of violence which has left the victim with long-lasting physical and emotional damage.

The Katz Kutz barber shop

"This crime shocked the local community, who we know had been living in fear of their behaviour for a long time. The pair were part of a gang and it’s thought they’d been involved in other previous acts of violence.

"The information we got from the community was invaluable and has ultimately helped us secure this conviction. I’d particularly like to commend the bravery and resilience of the victim and his family for their assistance throughout.

Coverage of the court case:

"We know it’s often really scary to come forward and give us information, however we rely on this and will always act upon it. There are ways we can help you provide this information confidentially, and Crimestoppers can also assist - you tell them what you know – not who you are.

"I hope these convictions are a good example of what we can do when we work together to eradicate serious violence by robustly dealing with those causing it, and putting them through the criminal justice system so they can pay for what they did."

Both men will be sentenced on April 29.

Sorry, we are not accepting comments on this article.

Top Stories

More from the Express & Star

UK & International News