UK Daily Mail
Aug 10, 2011
Three men died after being mown down by a car as they protected their neighbourhood from rioters in the early hours of the morning.
The trio – named locally as Shazad Hussain, Haroon Hussain and Musaver Ali – had emerged from a mosque shortly before they were knocked down by the hit-and-run driver in Birmingham.
The men were reportedly standing on the pavement when they were hit. Today, a 32-year-old man was being questioned on suspicion of murder.
Then dead trio were aged 31, 30 and 20, a police spokesman said.
Mohammed Chowdhri, who knew Haroon, said: ‘I have known Haroon since he was a baby, we are all absolutely devastated. He was fed up with the rioters and the looters and he was determined that they would not destroy our community.
‘Him and the two other boys who died, Shazad and Musaver, went out to protect the mosque and the local businesses.
This article was posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 3:06 am