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Gang go on trial for alleged role in botched cannabis factory raid that saw two killed with crossbow

The gang whose ill-fated raid on a Black Country cannabis factory saw two men killed with a crossbow are in court for their part in the mayhem.

Police at the scene in Brierley Hill

In the early hours of February 20, 2020, the gang coordinated two attacks on cannabis factories in Walsall and Brierley Hill, Wolverhampton Crown Court heard.

The jury was told the case was not concerning the deaths of Khuzaimah Douglas and Waseem Ramzan, which has already been dealt with by the courts, but the crime of trying to burgle the properties with weapons.

Khuzaimah Douglas, who was a kickboxer, was killed during the botched raid

Using sledgehammers, crowbars and other weapons the group used several high powered cars to rendezvous at the addresses, the court was told.

However, in 12 minutes of confused carnage when the group entered a property on Pensnett Road, which adjoined a house where the cannabis growers lived, they were beaten back with bricks, swords and crossbows, the jury heard.

In the ensuring running battle, a lot which was captured on CCTV, resulted in Khuzaimah Douglas, 19, being shot dead with a crossbow and Waseem Ramzan, 36, mistakenly shot dead by a member of his own family who were defending the cannabis crop.

Hisham Lewis, 24, of Grove Avenue, Selly Oak, Ammaid Said, 26, Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Micah Evans, 23, Foster Avenue, Bilston, Amir Nasiri, 25, Boyne Road, Birmingham, Billal Akram, 28, Bussrey Road, Dudley and Kadeem Palmer, 22, Stanford Road, Handsworth are charged with aggravated burglary on February 20, 2020 at Pensnett Road, Brierley Hill.

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