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Up to 100 mourners ignore the lockdown at the funeral of the 29-year-old man who was shot dead in West Midlands


Mourners ignored lockdown restrictions to take to the streets and pay their respects to the 29-year-old man who it was shot dead in a "gangland execution" in the West Midlands.

Family and friends gathered in Bartley Green, southwest Birmingham to bid farewell to Brian McIntosh, who was shot in the chest with his friend William Henry, 31, in Brierley Hill, near Dudley, on September 30th.

A white horse-drawn carriage and hearse passed through the street as loved ones followed closely behind.

Mr. McIntosh and Mr. Henry, the brother of MBE Award winner Matt Henry, were spotted in a Range Rover near a disused railway line in Dudley.

An autopsy revealed that both died from gunshot wounds.

Family and friends walked down the street in Bartley Green, southwest Birmingham to pay their respects to Brian McIntosh, who was shot in the chest on September 30th in Brierley Hill near Dudley

Mourners followed a horse-drawn carriage and hearse as they said goodbye to the 29-year-old

Mourners followed a horse-drawn carriage and hearse as they said goodbye to the 29-year-old

Brian McIntosh and Will Henry (pictured together) were shot in the chest on September 30th in Brierley Hill near Dudley

Brian McIntosh and Will Henry (pictured together) were shot in the chest on September 30th at Brierley Hill near Dudley

Mr. McIntosh ran a waste disposal company called Mak Waste in Birmingham, which is 11 miles from Albion Works, where the shooting took place.

He has been described as a beloved son, a devoted partner, and a doting father to both of his sons. He was also a loving brother to his three sisters and three brothers.

A tribute from his family earlier this year read: “He was loved by all of his family – nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

“There will be a big hole in all of our hearts. As a family, we are all absolutely devastated and heartbroken. & # 39;

Mr. Henry's brother Matt, 41, who has appeared on stage in London on Saturday Night Fever, Avenue Q and Kinky Boots, is said to have been "devastated" by death.

In October, Mr. Henry's family described him as "the light of our lives" and rremembered him as a beloved father, son, brother, uncle, partner and friend.

In a tribute they said: “He was loving and caring and always thought of others in front of him.

& # 39; He was the light of our life, his death left a great void in our lives.

Black-clad loved ones flocked to the streets to bury Mr. McIntosh, who was shot dead in the West Midlands

Black-clad loved ones flocked to the streets to bury Mr. McIntosh, who was shot dead in the West Midlands

Mourners gather for the funeral of Mr. McIntosh, who has been described to his two sons as a beloved son, a devoted partner, and a fond father

Mourners gather for the funeral of Mr. McIntosh, who has been described to his two sons as a beloved son, a devoted partner, and a fond father

When the relatives arrive for the funeral, a hearse carries flower tributes with the inscription "Cousin" and "Brother".

When the relatives arrive for the funeral, a hearse carries floral tributes with the words "cousin" and "brother" written on it.

Brian McIntosh, Jan.

Will Henry, 31

Brian McIntosh (left) and Will Henry (right), 31, were both shot in the chest during a gangland-style execution in Brierley Hill

"We would like to thank the kind words and the love of the extended family and friends."

Detectives were charged last month Jonathan Houseman and Richard Avery in connection with the deadly shootings.

Houseman, 32, faces two homicide charges, and Avery, 33, faces two murder and falsification charges of conspiracy.

West End star Matt Henry won Best Actor in a music award for Kinky Boots at the 2016 Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House

West End star Matt Henry won Best Actor in a music award for Kinky Boots at the 2016 Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House

Both men appeared on Friday for a case management hearing in front of a judge at Birmingham Crown Court.

They were returned to custody to appear for a hearing on November 27th.

Houseman, formerly of Stourbridge, West Midlands and Avery, with no fixed address, is due to stand before a High Court judge before the Crown Court on June 9, 2021.

The process is expected to take up to four weeks.

Officials launched a homicide probe after the men were discovered just before 3:30 p.m. on September 30. It is believed that the victims were killed shortly after 1 p.m.

A spokesman previously said: “Upon arrival, the crews discovered two male patients, both of whom were in a car. It is believed that they have been there for some time.

"Unfortunately, it quickly became clear that nothing could be done to save any of them and they were confirmed dead at the scene."

Residents of the Albion Works industrial estate said they hadn't heard anything unusual that afternoon.

The site is bordered by another industrial park, a canal, a disused railroad line, and a footpath that connects Moor Street to a nearby housing estate.

After his death, the gates of Mr. McIntosh's large family home were covered in flowers as friends paid their respects.

West End star Matt Henry (far left) with his brother Will Henry (second from left, circled) was shot dead in a Range Rover in a developed country

West End star Matt Henry (far left) with his brother Will Henry (second from left, circled) was shot in a Range Rover in a developed country

An aerial view of the industrial area at Brierley Hill in the West Midlands where the men were found

An aerial view of the industrial area at Brierley Hill in the West Midlands where the men were found

A police car blocked an entrance to the Albion Works industrial estate in Brierley Hill last month

A police car blocked an entrance to the Albion Works industrial estate in Brierley Hill last month

A friend had tied a pair of Reebok boxing gloves to the iron gates, each glove bearing a note for the deceased.

While one was referring to sparring with Mr. McIntosh, the other read, "To Will, RIP. Sorry you're gone My thoughts are with you and your family. & # 39;

Another bouquet contained the message: “Brian and Will, my heart was broken when I heard the news of your death. I will miss you both so much. Thank you for all you have done for me. My heart is numb. REST IN PEACE. & # 39;

"He will really be missed," said one of those who came to pay their respects.

Meanwhile, residents of Mr. Henry's former first floor apartment in Weoley Castle, Birmingham, were shocked to hear of his murder.

One young man said: “He moved out a year ago and I didn't know him personally, but from what I saw of him as a neighbor he seemed like a lovely guy. I don't have a bad word to say about him.

“He was down to earth, he always said hello, just a really friendly face and a great neighbor. I am totally sad and stunned that he was shot. & # 39;

Tributes were paid at the gates of Mr. McIntosh's large family home after his death in September

Tributes were paid at the gates of Mr. McIntosh's large family home following his death in September

A bouquet of flowers outside Mr. McIntosh's house read, “Brian and Will, my heart was broken when I heard the news of your death. I will miss you both so much. & # 39;

A bouquet of flowers outside Mr. McIntosh's house read, “Brian and Will, my heart was broken when I heard the news of your death. I will miss you both so much. & # 39;

A friend tied a pair of Reebok boxing gloves to the iron gates, each glove bearing a note

A friend tied a pair of Reebok boxing gloves to the iron gates, each glove bearing a note

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