‘Lovely lads’ shot dead in car including actor’s brother pictured for first time

These are the two "lovely lads" shot dead while sat in a parked car including the brother of West MBE-winning actor Matt Henry.

Will Henry, 31, and Brian McIntosh, 39, were fatally shot while they sat in a parked Range Rover at Brierley Hill, West Midlands, in the middle of the afternoon on Wednesday, with their deaths sparking a double murder probe.

Both of the men, from Bartley Green, have been described as "lovely" by friends, who have said the pair will be "deeply missed".

Will's sibling Matt, 41, stars in the West End hit play Kinky Boots and is said to have been left devastated by the death of his younger brother.

In a touching tribute to "loving and caring" Will, his grieving family spoke of a "void" left in their lives following his death.

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.

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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.”

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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."

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat on the force's website or by calling 101 quoting log 3204 from 30 Sept.

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