Three men arrested after a city centre fight which led to the death of a man have been charged and are due to appear in court
Muhamad Adnan, 22, of Middleton Boulevard, Nottingham, Callum Levi Ibrahim, 22, of Belfry Way, Edwalton and Azeem Khan, 28, of no fixed address, will be at Nottingham Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning.
The arrests were made following a fight in Thurland Street, just before 4am on Sunday morning, in which Joshua Bradley from Bulwell died as a result.
The family’s neighbours in Astwood Close, Bilborough, remembered Josh as a “lovely lad” who was passionate about boxing.
A worker at the nearby Premier Shop, on Chingford Road, said: “I saw Josh’s dad yesterday morning.
“He was just broken – everyone around the area is, Josh was a good lad, who was into his boxing.”
Josh, who had moved to Bulwell, won the English Schoolboy Championships aged 14 and was considered “one of the best” fighters to come out of Benny’s Boxing Club, when it was based in Nuthall Road, Nottingham.
Head coach Kevin Sheehan said: “He was the first lad to win a championship for Benny’s Boxing Club.
“We knew him from about 12. He was just a quiet lad. I can’t believe it’s happened. “You wouldn’t think butter would melt in his mouth – he kept himself to himself.”
Josh later fought for Bilborough Community Amateur Boxing Club.
Bilborough ABC’s head coach, Pat Ricketts, described the teenager as “well-loved and well thought of”, with many younger boxers looking up to him.
Mr Ricketts said: “It’s just a massive shock.
“He would just do anything for you. I haven’t got a bad word to say about him – he was hard-working. A lot of kids looked up to him because he did well as a youngster.
Mr Ricketts said Mr Bradley had done a design course, but had recently been working in a hotel.
Ekow Essuman, who trains at Bilborough Gym and is part of the British Lionhearts amateur boxing team, said Josh had planned to do a course on video game design.
“Josh was a very influential character at the gym because he was there a long time and had enjoyed success at national level,” he said.
“I am still coming to terms with it myself because I only found out last night what happened and the news really shocked me.
“I got to know his family quite well and I want to send them some love.
“Josh was very passionate and was just about to do a course on video game design because that was something he wanted to get into.
“It is incredibly sad what has happened.”
A Facebook page has been set up in memory of Josh, called Josh Bradley RIP, and by yesterday afternoon it had more than 120 members.
On Josh’s own Facebook page, his heartbroken friends left messages of condolence.
Tony Truman wrote: “R.I.P dude, I remember speaking to you just a few days ago, such a shock!”
Diane De Klerk Solomon wrote: “Such tragedy and loss of a beautiful, kind, gentle young man.”
Last night a spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “Four men, aged 28, 24, and two 22-year-olds, remain in police custody on suspicion of murder.
“A 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of affray have been released on bail. A 23-year-old man has been bailed after he was arrested on suspicion of murder.”
Three men have appeared in court in connection with the fight which cost the life of Josh Bradley at the weekend.
Muhamad Adnan, 22, of Middleton Boulevard, Nottingham, Callum Ibrahim, 22, of Belfry Way, Edwalton and Azeem Khan, 28, also Belfry Way appeared before Nottingham Magistrates’ Court charged with violent disorder.
All three men entered no pleas to the allegation which relates to a city centre brawl in Thurland Street at around 4am on Sunday.
Prosecutor Sanjay Gerath said the offence was very serious with a fatality, so it was a matter for the crown court.
The court heard another man is still being questioned on suspicion of murder aftern Josh’s death.
Adnan, who wore a black T-Shirt and black trousers, and Ibrahim and Khan who both wore white T-shirts and black trousers spoke only to confirm their name, age and address.
Members of Ibrahim’s family sat in the public gallery throughout the proceedings which lasted almost two hours.
Chairman of the magistrates bench Larissa Parkinson refused all three men bail. They were remanded in custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court via videolink on February 24.
A 23-year-old has been bailed on suspicion of murder, and two men aged 19 and 20 arrested on suspicion of affray were also bailed.
source : Nottingham Post