South Shields man due in court to face charge of murdering his brother

A South Shields man has been charged with the murder of his brother who died after being found by the side of the road with stab wounds.

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 11:27 am

David Rogers, 32, of Nora Street, has been charged by West Midlands Police following the death of Thomas Rogers, 26, who was discovered seriously injured in Birmingham on Saturday, August 22.

Detectives have previously charged Samuel Rogers, 30, of St Michaels Street, Sutton-In-Ashfield, also a brother of the victim, and Ryan Hurt, 22, of Peel Crescent, Mansfield, with the same offence.

All three are due to appear before Birmingham Crown Court today, Wednesday, September 2.

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David Rogers, from Nora Street in South Shields, will appear alongside two other men charged with the murder of his brother Thomas Rogers, in Birmingham, on August 22. It follows searches in South Shields and Jarrow last week. Court image copyright of Google Maps.

Armed officers were seen in Egerton Road, off Stanhope Road in Tyne Dock, and Baring Street in the Lawe Top area.

West Midlands Police later confirmed two women and a man, who are all aged between 24 and 31, had been arrested in South Tyneside on suspicion of assisting an offender.

At that stage they were released under investigation.

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West Midlands Police has confirmed David Rogers was detained in the North East last Thursday, August 27, and transferred to its area for questioning.

He was later charged and putting him before magistrates on Saturday, which remanded him in custody ahead of today’s hearing.

Homicide team Detective Inspector Stuart Mobberley called the charge: “another significant development in our investigation” and has said the force is continuing to establish the full circumstances of the death.

Thomas Rogers was found injured near the junction of Bristol Road and Mill Pool Way, which is a busy route in Bournbrook to the south-west of Birmingham, at around 4.55pm on Saturday, August 22.

He was rushed to hospital but sadly pronounced dead a short time later, with a post mortem examination finding he died as a result of stab wound to the chest.

A 40-year-old man was released with no further action as part of the probe, while a woman aged 28 and 15-year-old girl, were released on bailed pending further inquiries.

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