First pictures of ‘lovely lads’ shot dead in car including West End star’s brother
These are the first pictures of the two men found shot dead on a Black Country industrial estate sparking a double murder probe.
Will Henry, 31, and Brian McIntosh, 39, were named as the two men who were fatally shot in a parked Range Rover at Brierley Hill, West Midlands in the middle of the afternoon on Wednesday.
According to reports, Will is the brother of MBE-winning West End star Matt Henry.
Matt, 41, who stars in the hit play Kinky Boots, is said to be devastated by the death of his younger brother.
Their grieving families spoke of a “void” left in their lives as they reeled at the loss of the two young men, both from Bartley Green.
Police believe the pair were killed two hours before their bodies were found, Birmingham Live reports.
A man was arrested on suspicion of murder in Carnforth, Lancashire, and taken into custody for questioning where he remained on Friday morning.
A second man was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Police are appealing for anyone with information on the deaths to come forward, as the victims’ grieving families issued tributes.
Henry’s family issued a statement, which called his death an “act of gratuitous violence.”
The statement read: “Will was a much-loved dad, son, brother, uncle, partner and friend. 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.”
Mr McIntosh’s family also paid tribute, saying: “Brian was a much-loved son, a devoted partner and a doting father to his two sons… There will be a big hole left in all of our hearts. As a family we are all absolutely devastated and heartbroken.”
Detective Chief Inspector Jim Munro, from the West Midlands Police homicide team, said: “The death of these two young men is very sad and my thoughts are with their families and friends, who are devastated by what has happened.
“I’m aware the wider community are also shocked and saddened by the events of Wednesday and we’re doing all we can to work out what happened.
“I continue to appeal to anyone with information about what happened, or anyone who was in the area at the time and saw or heard anything suspicious, to get in touch.”
Tributes have poured in for the men, who have been described as “lovely lads”.
Deb Cluley said: “RIP. You was lovely lads. Thoughts are with both families, much love. You will be deeply missed.”
Shazia Razaq added: “My deepest, heartfelt condolences to family and friends. It’s absolutely heartbreaking.”
Chloe Finnegan added: “Honestly can’t believe another two lives are sadly gone. Just seems to be getting closer to home.”
And another said:”Two young lives wasted, families torn apart.”
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