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Man convicted of killing activist

Habib Khan
Mr Khan told the court he had been trying to scare Mr Brown

A man has been convicted of the manslaughter of a BNP activist in a long-running neighbour dispute.

Habib Khan, 50, of Stoke-on-Trent, stabbed Keith Brown, 52, with a kitchen knife last year, Stafford Crown Court heard.

He said he held a knife against Mr Brown "to scare him" when he saw him trying to strangle his son Azir Saddique.

Khan, of Uttoxeter Road, Normacot, had denied murdering Mr Brown.

Single stab wound

Father-of-seven Mr Brown died in hospital after the attack in July 2007.

Khan had earlier told the court that living next door to his neighbour for five years had been "hell".

The jury is still considering verdicts on charges of unlawful wounding against Khan and his son, Azir Saddique, 24.

His other son, 27-year-old Khazir Saddique, has already pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding.

The case was adjourned until Wednesday when the jury will continue its deliberations.


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