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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Riots murder trial: Senior officer 'lied under oath'

A trial of eight men accused of murder during the Birmingham riots almost collapsed when a judge declared a police officer had "invented a story".

Haroon Jahan, 20, Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, died on 10 August after being hit by a car.

The eight defendants have been found not guilty at Birmingham Crown Court.

The jury heard Det Ch Insp Anthony Tagg had been found to have "invented" evidence given under oath during a hearing held in their absence.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating the officer's conduct. Read More