Three charged over Fishermead shootings - UPDATE

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Three men have been charged with conspiracy to the murder of Mohamed Abdi Farah and Amin Ahmed Ishmail on May 26.

Yahya Harun, 20, Sharmake Abdulkadir, 20 and Fuad Awale, 23, appeared at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court this morning, (Friday). Abdulkadir has also been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

A 17-year old boy has been released without charge.

The three men entered the courtroom and sat solemnly either staring into space or with arms folded. As the proceedings continued Awale appeared amused by what was going on..

Harun and Abdulkadir, both spoke through an interpreter but only to confirm their dates of birth and addresses.

The court again briefly heard about the events in Fishermead on May 26 when police received a call at around 10.40pm from a concerned member of the public who had heard gunshots. The witness also confirmed to police that he saw the two victims in the alleyway.

The two teenagers subsequently died from their injuries.

The three men have now been remanded in custody before they appear at Luton Crown Court on Monday, July 11 for the beginning of their trial.

Supt Rob Mason said: “I still believe there are people who have crucial information, but who have not yet come forward and spoken about it.

“I hope that the fact we have charged three people with this offence will encourage anyone who has been previously too afraid to come forward to find the courage to speak to the police. It is still really important that anyone who has any evidence contacts us.”

Anyone with information in connection with the incident should contact 0845 8 505 505 or Crimestoppers, where information can be given anonymously, on 0800 555 111.