Two more charged over Dea-John’s murder

We've charged two more teenage boys with the murder of Dea-John Reid in Kingstanding.

A 14-year-old boy from Wolverhampton and 16-year-old from Great Barr have been remanded in custody to appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow (7 June).

We've now charged five people in connection with the killing of teenager Dea-John last Monday.

Another 14-year-old boy and two men - aged 35 and 38 - have already been at court and been further remanded.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Mobberley, from our homicide team, said: "This has been a fast-paced investigation where officers have worked diligently to identify those suspected of being involved in Dea-John's murder.

"We are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with his tragic death, although we're still keen to hear from anyone with information.

"Even though we've secured charges our enquiries around what happened last Monday remain ongoing. I would like to thank the community who've been offering us great support for our investigation.

"We've kept Dea-John's family fully updated with developments during what has been an extremely traumatic time."

It comes as the family of Dea-John have appealed for calm in our communities following his tragic death and at a planned peaceful vigil tonight.

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