A PENSNETT man has followed his father into the dock at Wolverhampton Crown Court facing charges of murder after two men were killed with a crossbow in an alleged robbery at a cannabis factory in the area.

Omar Ramzam, aged 23, is accused or murdering 19-year-old Khvzaimah Douglas and Waseem Ramzam, aged 36, in the incident at the factory in Pensnett Road, Brierley Hill.

Tom Walkling prosecuting told Judge James Burbidge QC that Saghawat Ramzan, the father of Omar Ramzam, has also been charged with the two murders.

He said the father appeared before the Crown Court two days earlier and like his son he is now expected to enter pleas to the charges on March 26.

The pair have both been remanded in custody to return to the Crown Court on that date and in the interim period police investigations will continue into the crimes.

Mr Douglas of Moseley, Birmingham, was found in nearby Wilson Road where he was pronounced dead while Waseem Ramzam died a short time later in hospital.

Micah Evans, 19, of Drummond Street, Lye, has appeared before Magistrates in Wolverhampton charged with conspiracy to rob, conspiracy to burgle and perverting the course of justice in connection with the same incident.

Inquests have already opened on the two dead men and the proceedings were adjourned to a date in the future pending the police inquiries.