COURT: Jury hears accused describe killing as 'a bloodbath' on secret tapes

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SHAIED Nazir described Ross Parker's gruesome death as a "bloodbath" just days after the killing, a court heard.

SHAIED Nazir described Ross Parker's gruesome death as a "bloodbath" just days after the killing, a court heard.SHAIED Nazir described Ross Parker's gruesome death as a "bloodbath" just days after the killing, a court heard.

In a secretly recorded conversation, Shaied Nazir (22) told co-accused Ahmed Ali Awan (22) how Ross had screamed out twice before dying, Northampton Crown Court heard.

In the same conversation, Nazir said he was "going to get done for murder" because the "murder weapon" was found in his shed, the court heard.

Stephen Coward QC, prosecuting, said the covert recording was made in a police vehicle on September 25 four days after the attack.

A transcript of the conversation was read to the court by Mr Coward and Pc Umar Siddique, who translated parts of the dialogue into English from Punjabi.

As it was read aloud, Ross's mother Davinia got up and left the courtroom.

The jury has heard that Ross (17), of Bozeat Way, Westwood, bled to death following an attack in which he was stabbed three times with a large knife.

He had been walking along a cyclepath, near Bourges Boulevard, with his girlfriend Nicola Foot when he was set upon by a gang.

Nazir, of Cromwell Road, Awan, of Gladstone Street, Ziaraff Mahrad (21), of Cromwell Road, and Sarfraz Ali (25), of Harris Street, all deny murder.

Referring to the knife, Nazir said it went "straight through the back and out the front side" of Ross's body.

The jury were told that something inaudible was heard on the tape before Nazir said: "Ow, Ow. That's the two screams they heard and the third one split the whole of his neck open. That was when he just died.

"There was a bloodbath, there was a pool of blood."

After some garbled words by Nazir, Awan replied: "I'm just going to deny it. I can smell the death."

The court heard that in the same conversation Awan told Nazir to deny any involvement in the killing.

Nazir said: "They have been to my shed, they are going to get my murder weapon."

Awan said: "When you get back to the police station, you say 'I don't know where this weapon came from'."

Nazir said: "They are going to pin it all on me.

"They found the murder weapon in my shed."

Nazir told Awan he had already made a statement for police and could not change it, the court heard.

Awan said: "Just say you made it up."

Nazir said: "I'm going to get done for murder. This knife went straight through. It ripped the whole of his neck open."

The court heard that Awan and Nazir discussed the statements they had made for police.

The jury has heard that when questioned by police, Awan said he had gone home at about 12.30am, on September 21, last year, and played no part in the killing about 45 minutes later.

In the recording read to the court yesterday, Awan said: "You said I went back with you in the shed. Why did you say that?"

Nazir replied: "Because you told me to say that. That was the plan we made up."

Awan said: "It's a whole different ball game. I don't want to go down."

The court heard that Awan again asked Nazir to change his story, but he said he could not because it was "finalised".

Awan said: "I'm going to say I went home. I'm going to win."

The court was also read another conversation recorded in a police vehicle on September 23, last year, in which Nazir spoke to his brother Wyed (18).

Wyed has previously told the court he saw his brother washing a bloodied knife in their home on the night of the killing.

In the conversation read yesterday, Nazir told his brother he could get 10, 25 or even 50 years in jail, the court heard.

Nazir said: "Now you are on your own. I'm dead and buried and gone. You are on your own with the family. I'm as good as dead."

The court heard that at this point Wyed started to cry.

Nazir said: "When you get out of here find out who has given our names. Find out who said our names and who said what."

The court heard that Nazir told his brother to keep their family indoors.

Nazir said: "Please make sure you do this. You don't need to meet your mates any more. The three closest people to me in the world Ahmed (Awan), Saff (Ali) and Ziggy (Mahrad) they were friends, that's why it happened. If they weren't friends I wouldn't have gone."

The court was also read a conversation between Nazir and Mahrad which was recorded on October 2, last year, in a police van.

The jury has heard that clothes stained with Ross's blood were discovered by police following a search of the shed at the rear of Nazir's home.

Mahrad said: "Why didn't you burn the clothes?"

Nazir said: "I was going to do it Saturday morning, but where could I go? The coppers were everywhere. Someone grassed on us."

Accused admits spraying CS gas in teenager's eyes

A MAN accused of murdering Ross Parker told his brother he sprayed CS gas in the teenager's eyes, a court heard.

The jury was told that a conversation between Shaied Nazir (22), his brother Wyed (18) and another person, Razia Katoon, was secretly recorded at Glen Parva young offenders' prison, near Leicester.

A transcript of the conversation in English and Punjabi was translated and read out at Northampton Crown Court.

The court heard that Nazir admitted spraying CS gas at Ross, but knew nothing about the knife which was used to stab him three times.

During yesterday's proceedings, the comments of Nazir were read out by his counsel, Will Carter, and the other comments were read aloud by Pc Umar Siddique, who translated the recordings.

In the transcript read aloud, Mr Katoon said: "Shaied. Where is the CS gas? They can't find it."

Nazir replied: "They never gonna find that".

Mr Katoon said: "Where is it?"

Nazir replied: "I don't know. That's disappeared."

The court heard Mr Katoon again ask Nazir who had sprayed Ross.

Nazir said: "I don't know. I don't know."

Wyed said: "Tell us. You sprayed."

Mr Katoon said: "Tell us."

Nazir said: "I sprayed him."

In the recording, Nazir was also asked who uttered the words: "you better run", which Nicola Foot has previously told the court were said to her and Ross just moments before the teenager was attacked.

But Nazir did not say and only answered: "Huh."