A MURDER trial jury has been sworn in for the case of two men found shot dead in a Range Rover on an industrial estate.

Will Henry, aged 31, and Brian McIntosh, aged 29, were discovered after police were called to a car park at the Albion Works off Moor Street, Brierley Hill, on September 30, 2020.

The men, both from Bartley Green, Birmingham, were found by officers at about 3.30pm that afternoon.

At Birmingham Crown Court this morning (Wednesday), jurors were told the case they would hear was about the two men’s deaths.

Michael Burrows QC, prosecuting, said: “On Wednesday September 30 last year, they were both shot and killed while in a Range Rover at the Albion Works industrial estate in Brierley Hill.”

Jonathan Houseman, aged 32, and Richard Avery, aged 33, both deny murder, with Avery also having entered a not guilty plea to perverting the course of justice.

He is alleged to have disposed of or assisted Houseman in disposing of items of clothing or other items connected to the deaths.

Francesca Scott, aged 33, is also on trial accused of perverting the course of justice after it is alleged she disposed of clothing or other items between September 30 and October 2, 2020.

The trial of Houseman, formerly of Quarry Park Road, Stourbridge, Avery, of no fixed address, and Scott, of Lower Valley Road, Brierley Hill, is expected to take up to five weeks.

The case, being heard by Mr Justice Martin Spencer, will open on Thursday, jurors were told.