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Funeral service and prayers – Summerfield Park

Update at 18:30hrs

The park is now clear and traffic levels have returned to normal for this time of day.

18th August 2011 Update at 16:40hrs

Traffic congestion continues in the Summerfield Park area.  Expect delays and changes to bus routes.  For information on bus routes please refer to

Update at 16:00hrs

Prayers in Summerfield Park have now finished and people are leaving the park.  Expect some traffic delays in the area.

Update at 15:35hrs

News channels are reporting upto 22,000 people in the park.  All buses have returned to normal routes except the 80 which is diverting via Portland Road, hagley Road and Monument Road, missing City Road and Icknield Port Road. 

18th August 2011 Update at 14:35hrs

There are now approximately 800 people in the park. Due to congestion around Summerfield Park, National Express bus services have made some amendments to their routes. 

Update at 11:30hrs

The funerals of the three men who died after being hit by a car in Winson Green last week will take place on Thursday 18 August in Summerfield Park.

Members of the public are invited to go along and pay their respects at the event from 2pm.  Ceremony commences from 2:30pm, before a private burial at Handsworth Cemetery at which only family and friends are invited.  Haroon Jahan will be buried alongside brothers Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir. 

There will be a platform erected in the park with designated areas for attendees in front of the platform. The prayer and speech service is expected to take around 30 minutes.

Due to the large numbers expected for the event, the following arrangements have been made to reduce the impact on local residents and reduce congestion in the area.

Motorists are being asked to park responsibly and respect that local residents may need to enter and leave their homes on the day.  There is limited parking available in Summerfield Park.   There are bus services every 5 minutes along the Dudley Road (  There may be delays to travel on the routes near to Summerfield Park.

Restrictions are likely to be in place between midday and 16:00.

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