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Two more murder charges over Coventry petrol station killing


Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of Mark Nesmith at a Coventry petrol station have charged two more people with murder.

Uzair Hussain and Sebastian Vastaki-Barsby were both arrested by West Midlands Police officers during simultaneous raids at their home addresses on Wednesday morning (June 14).

Unemployed Hussain, aged 24 from Crampers Field, Radford, and 18-year-old Vastaki-Barsby from Barkers Butts Lane in Coundon were both charged last night with murder.

They are set to appear at Coventry Magistrates Court this morning.

A total of three people have now been charged in connection with 35-year-old Mr Nesmith’s killing.

Yesterday, Tyler Smith from Attoxhall Road, Coventry, also appeared before magistrates in the city charged with murder; he was remanded into prison and is set to appear at crown court in Leamington Justice Centre today.

Mr Nesmith was attacked on the car park of the BP service station in The Butts, Coventry, in the early hours of Sunday (11 June). He was taken to hospital, but died from his injuries the following day.