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Dea-John Reid murder: two teenagers charged with fatally stabbing 14-year-old in Birmingham | UK News

Two other people have been charged with the murder of a teenager who was pursued and stabbed to death in Birmingham, police said.

Dea-John Reid, 14, was killed on College Road in the city’s Kingstanding neighborhood around 7:30 p.m. Monday.

West Midlands Police said on Saturday that a 14-year-old boy from Wolverhampton and a 16-year-old boy from Great Barr had been charged with murder and will appear in Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Mother of Slain Dea-John Reid - Joan Morris
The teenager’s mother, Joan Morris, said he was “an incredibly talented young boy”

This brings the number of people charged in connection with Dea-John’s death to five.

Another 14-year-old boy and two men, aged 35 and 38, have already appeared in court and have been remanded in custody.

Michael Shields, of Castle Bromwich, is due on trial next year. He was remanded in custody ahead of a plea hearing on August 5.

George Khan of Birmingham and the 14-year-old, who cannot be named on legal grounds, appeared before the city’s Magistrates’ Court on Friday. They were remanded in custody to appear in crown court on Tuesday.

Dea-John’s family have called for calm over “social media rumors encouraging retaliation concerns for the teenager’s murder this weekend.”

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

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This notice was published: 2021-06-06 11:31:00

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