Boy stabbed man 'after sex advances'
Cahal Milmo is the chief reporter of The Independent and has been with the paper since 2000. He was born in London and previously worked at the Press Association news agency. He has reported on assignment at home and abroad, including Rwanda, Sudan and Burkina Faso, the phone hacking scandal and the London Olympics. In his spare time he is a keen runner and cyclist, and keeps an allotment.
Tuesday 17 August 2010
A 17-year-old boy stabbed a school student support officer through the heart after he made sexual advances to him, a court heard yesterday.
Muhammad Amirul Haq was killed when the youth came to visit him at his home in Poplar, east London, last November. The 27-year-old, known as Amir, was "outwardly religious" but was bisexual, the court heard. The teenager, who cannot be named because of his age, denies murder.
Jurors were told they would have to consider whether he was provoked and lost control. But Victor Temple QC, for the prosecution, said: "Nothing, but nothing, could justify the lethal violence that he visited upon Amir Haq."
Mr Haq's brother heard loud bangs coming from his room before the defendant fled, jurors heard.
The trial continues.
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