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Riot victim's father on rage charge


Tariq Jahan. Photo: PA

Tariq Jahan. Photo: PA

Tariq Jahan. Photo: PA

A BEREAVED father who called for calm at the height of the summer's widespread rioting will appear in court today accused of unlawful wounding during an alleged road rage incident.

Tariq Jahan, 46, made an emotional appeal for peace just hours after the death of his 21-year-old son in Birmingham in August.

Haroon Jahan and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, were hit by a car in the early hours of August 10 during disorder in the Winson Green area of the city.

They were pronounced dead in hospital and later hailed as heroes who died protecting shops and homes in their community from looters.

Jahan's personal call for calm after the deaths was credited with helping to bring an end to the riots.

In October he received a Pride of Britain special recognition award for his compassion and dignity in the aftermath of his son's death.

But he will appear in court today charged with unlawful wounding relating to an alleged road rage incident in Birmingham on July 6 - a month before his son was killed.

Jahan will appear at Birmingham Crown Court this morning for a plea and case management hearing.

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