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Three arrested over fan's death

Christopher Priest
Christopher Priest had just watched his team win 5-1

Police investigating the murder of a football fan who was fatally struck by a car after the Birmingham derby have arrested three men.

Aston Villa fan Christopher Priest, 26, of Sutton Coldfield, died in City Hospital after being hit in Aston Hall Road by a Volkswagen Golf on Sunday.

Mother Barbara said he was a "wonderful son and didn't deserve this."

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder while another man is suspected of assisting an offender.

A 20-year-old Aston Villa fan was arrested shortly after the incident on Sunday.

Then in the early hours, Kent Police arrested a 21-year-old man from Birmingham on suspicion of murder and a 29-year-old man from Solihull.

Mrs Priest said her son would be "sadly missed by me, his dad Lee, sister Natalie and all his family."

Mr Priest died after watching his team beat Birmingham City 5-1.




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