BRIERLY HILL SHOOTINGS: Businessman charged with murders of two men found shot dead in car in Dudley


A COMPANY director has been charged with the "Essex Boys-style" murders of two men, one of whom was the brother of West End star Matt Henry, found shot dead in a car in Dudley.

Businessman Jonathan Houseman, 32, from Quarry park Road, Stourbridge, has been charged with the murders of William Henry and Brian McIntosh, who were found in a car park off Moor Street, in the Brierley Hill area at about 3.30pm on Wednesday.

The bodies are thought to have been there since they were shot at about 1pm.

A post-mortem examination revealed Mr Henry, 31, and Mr McIntosh, 29, a waste management company boss, died from gunshot wounds to the chest. Mr Henry was the brother of MBE-winning Kinky Boots actor Matt Henry, 41, who has also appeared in Saturday Night Fever and Avenue Q and is said to be devastated.

Mr McIntosh ran a waste management firm in Birmingham called Mak Waste, about 11 miles away from Albion Works where the shooting took place. Flowers and tributes cover the gates of Mr McIntosh's large family including a pair of Reebok boxing gloves with written messages.

One said: "To Will, RIP. Sorry you are gone. My thoughts are with you and your family."

A bunch of flowers had another message saying: "Brian and Will, my heart is broken hearing the news of your passing. I will miss you both so much. Thank you for everything that you did for me. My heart is numb. RIP."

Houseman will appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday. 

A second person arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released without charge.

The police investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to get in touch via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, via 101, or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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