Seven men and a woman have been taken into police custody and have been charged in connection with the murder of Ibrahim Ismail who was stabbed when a fight broke out near a Shisha Lounge.

Ibrahim Ismail, 23, died after he was stabbed when a fight broke out in Highgate on 17 December last year.

His mother appealed sobbing to help find the killers of her son.

Ismail lived in Birmingham was studying in Solihull, working part time at the Shisha lounge where he got stabbed in the heart.

Eight people who were out on bail were called to the police station and were charged in connection to the murder and were ordered to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court.

The seven men charged are Shahbaz, 24, Rebaz Kamal, 32, Abdullah Alshameri, 21, Andam Rasol, 24, Awaas Aftab, 23, Tabean Abdullah, 19, Adam Ijaz, 24, and the woman Shabana Bibi, 32, all are due in court on 14 Feb.

Aftab, Abdullah and Rebaz Kamal were also charged with possession of weapons.

Ijaz was additionally charged with perverting the course of justice.

Shabana Bibi faces 2 counts of assisting an offender.

Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield, who is leading the investigation, said: “Clearly this is a significant development in the case but this is still very much a live investigation into Ibrahim’s murder. We are determined to get justice for Ibrahim’s family.

“We know we have not traced everyone who was at the scene that night and I would ask anyone who was there to get in touch. Last month we released images of people who were there and if anyone recognises someone from those CCTV stills I’d urge them to make contact.

“These are people who could hold valuable information. I hope those people can find it in their hearts to come forward now to help us seek justice for Ibrahim’s family.”

Another man, aged 24, failed to answer police bail and is actively being sought by officers.