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Jury out in neighbour murder case

Court drawing of Habib Khan in court
Mr Khan and his son Azir Saddique also deny unlawful wounding

The jury is considering its verdict in the case of a man accused of murdering his neighbour in a long-running feud.

Habib Khan, 50, of Uttoxeter Road, Normacot, Stoke-on-Trent, denies murdering Keith Brown, 52, last July.

He told Stafford Crown Court he held a knife against Mr Brown "to scare him" when he saw him trying to strangle his son Azir Saddique in a headlock.

Mr Khan and Mr Saddique also deny unlawfully wounding Keith Brown's son Ashley Barker.

Earlier in the case, another of Mr Khan's sons, Khazir Saddique, admitted a charge of unlawfully wounding Mr Barker. He is to be sentenced at a later date.

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