Boy stabbed man 'after sex advances'

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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.