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Last Updated: Tuesday, 1 November 2005, 18:45 GMT
Three remanded over riot stabbing
Isiah Young-Sam
Mr Young-Sam was stabbed as he walked home from the cinema
Three men charged with the murder of a 23-year-old man during disturbances in Birmingham have been remanded in custody.

Isiah Young-Sam was stabbed in the chest near his home in Carlyle Road, Lozells, on 22 October.

All three are also charged with wounding with intent and one man is accused of firearms offences.

The men, all from Handsworth, appeared before magistrates on Tuesday and were remanded in custody until 8 November.

They will then appear at Birmingham Crown Court.

Released on bail

Azhil Rashid Khan, 22, is also charged with the possession of ammunition without a certificate, a firearm without a certificate and a prohibited weapon.

The other two men are Waqar Ahmed, 25, and Afzal Asraf Khan, 22.

Mr Young-Sam, who worked for Birmingham City Council, was stabbed in the chest as he walked home with his younger brother and two friends.

One of the friends, Andrew Byfield, was stabbed in the buttock.

West Midlands Police said a 24-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the investigation had been released on bail pending further inquiries.

A 23-year-old man detained on suspicion of murder was released on bail on Tuesday.

Both must now report back to police in December.

They also said they had re-arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old in the Newtown area of the city during the weekend of trouble.

The clashes, involving Asian and black youths, are thought to have been sparked by a so far unsubstantiated rumour that a 14-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted.

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