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Murder of Dea-John Reid: Two more teenagers arrested on suspicion of murder | UK News

Two more arrests were made by police investigating the fatal stabbing of 14-year-old Dea-John Reid in Birmingham.

West Midlands Police said they arrested two teenagers – a 14-year-old from Wolverhampton and a 16-year-old from Great Barr – on Saturday morning after “acting on the information”.

The couple are being held on suspicion of murder.

Three others have already been charged with the murder of Dea-John.

Michael Shields, 35, of Castle Bromwich, appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday and is set to stand trial next year. He was remanded in custody ahead of a plea hearing on August 5.

George Khan, 38, of Birmingham, and a 14-year-old who cannot be named on legal grounds appeared in city district court on Friday. They were remanded in custody to appear in crown court on Tuesday.

Dea-John Reid's Mother - Joan Morris
Dea-John Reid’s mother Joan Morris says he was “incredibly talented”

Dea-John Reid was reportedly pursued at College Road in Birmingham’s Kingstanding district around 7:30 p.m. Monday before being attacked.

Police said his family were calling for calm over “rumors on social media encouraging retaliation concerns for the teenager’s murder over the weekend.”

His mother, Joan Morris, described him as an “incredibly talented young boy”.

“I sent my son to play football and he didn’t come home. What am I supposed to do?” she said.

Police say their investigations are continuing and anyone with information should use the live chat feature on the force’s website or call 101.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-05 13:31:00

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