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 Sunday, 19 January, 2003, 20:26 GMT
In pictures: Birmingham memorial concert
Pop stars have joined relatives and locals at an emotional memorial concert for Charlene Ellis, 18, and Latisha Shakespeare, 17, shot dead outside a New Year party in Birmingham.

Brit award nominee Ms Dynamite read out a hard-hitting poem as part of her set during the event at Aston Villa's ground in the city.

Poster in crowd at memorial concert
The central message of the event was a clear appeal for the community to turn away from guns

Grieving relatives including Beverley Thomas (centre right), mother of Charlene Ellis
Grieving relatives could not hide their emotions when they appeared on stage

Ms Dynamite on stage
Ms Dynamite also performed some of her best-selling tracks

Young friends and relatives of the dead teenagers
Friends and relatives listened intently to a tribute from Michael Ellis, brother of Charlene

Beverly Knight
Beverly Knight dedicated a song to Charlene and Latisha she originally wrote in memory of Stephen Lawrence

The Ellis family on stage at Villa Park
Charlene's mother, Norma, read a poem in tribute to the two teenagers

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