Police have charged a second person over the shooting of two men who were found dead in a car park in the West Midlands.
Richard Avery, 33, was arrested on Tuesday for conspiracy to murder William Henry, 31 – brother of MBE-winning West End star Matt Henry – and Brian McIntosh, 29.
The men were discovered in a Range Rover in Brierley Hill, near Dudley in the West Midlands on September 30.
Avery was also charged with perverting the course of justice and will appear before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court today.
Earlier this month, 32-year-old Jonathan Houseman – the director of a skip and grab hire company from Stourbridge – was charged with the murder and appeared in court.
He spoke to give his name and date of birth.
Houseman described himself as being of no fixed abode. The hearing was initially interrupted after a dispute arose over which solicitor was representing him.
A police spokesperson for the Midlands force today said: ‘We’ve charged a man with conspiracy to murder two men who were found shot dead in a car in Dudley last month.
‘Richard Avery, aged 33 of no fixed address, is also accused of perverting the course of justice, and will appear before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court today.
‘He was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the deaths of William Henry, aged 31, and Brian McIntosh, aged 29, both from Bartley Green.
‘They were found dead in a car off Moor Street at 3.30pm on Wednesday 30 September.
‘Jonathan Houseman, aged 32 of Quarry Park Road, Stourbridge, was charged with murder earlier this month and has been remanded in custody by the courts.
‘The victims’ families have been updated with news of the latest charges, and we continue to support them at this tragic time.’
The victims, from Bartley Green, Birmingham, were shot in the chest in Brierley Hill. A post-mortem revealed both died from gunshot wounds.
Mr Henry’s brother Matt, 41, who has appeared in Saturday Night Fever, Avenue Q and Kinky Boots on stage in London – was said to be ‘devastated’ by the death.
Mr Henry’s family described him as ‘the light of our lives’ while Mr McIntosh’s relatives said they were ‘absolutely devastated and heartbroken’.
Mr Henry’s family remembered him as a much-loved father, son, brother, uncle, partner and friend. In a tribute, they said: ‘He was loving and caring and always thought of others before himself.
‘He was the light of our lives, his death has left a huge void in our lives. We would like to express our thanks to the kind words and love shown from extended family and friends.’
Mr McIntosh was described as a much-loved son, a devoted partner and a doting father to his two sons. He was also a loving brother to his three sisters and three brothers.
The tribute from his family added: ‘He was loved dearly by his whole family – nieces, nephews, aunties, uncles and cousins.
‘There will be a big hole left in all of our hearts. As a family we are all absolutely devastated and heartbroken.’
Officers launched a murder probe after the men were discovered just before 3.30pm on Wednesday. It is thought the victims were killed shortly after 1pm.
Mr McIntosh ran a waste management firm in Birmingham called Mak Waste, which is based 11 miles away from Albion Works where the shooting took place.
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