Officers from Birmingham South Police worked with HM Courts Service to facilitate a jury visit to the area around TC’s, Coronation Road, Selly Oak yesterday, as part of the Joshua Ribera murder trial. Such visits are occasionally made to give a jury the full picture of a scene, but is needed to be conducted in a sterile environment as part of the criminal justice process – ultimately the area becomes an extension of the court room for the duration of the visit, which in this case lasted for approximately half an hour. The trial of Armani MITCHELL began on the 5th March at Birmingham Crown Court and is expected to be ongoing for two to three weeks. Birmingham South Police would like to extend their thanks to local residents and anyone using this area today for their patience and understanding.
If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact Selly Oak Police on 101 for non-emergencies and 999 for emergencies.