The British people can all heave a sigh of relief for the strict gun control that they have. As a consequence, the story below simply cannot have happened and must be fiction or else how could that nice Muslim family have managed to accidentally shoot a British man to death while trying to scare him because he dared accuse one of them of beating up a girl?
A man was fatally injured after being “stalked” and blasted in the face with a shot gun, a jury heard.
Gavin Clarke, 34, died four days after being allegedly shot by Afzal Arif in Savile Avenue, Chapeltown, Leeds, on August 8 last year.
Leeds Crown Court heard Mr Clarke was shot after leaving nearby Savile Park where he had been doing fitness training.
Arif, 23, is on trial for murder alongside Sohail Mahmood, 23, who is alleged to have helped by acting as a “scout” by identifying Mr Clarke.
Three others are on trial accused of helping the pair cover up their involvement in the shooting.
Paul Greaney, prosecuting, said the motive for the killing was still a mystery but it may have been to do with Arif’s relationship with one of Mr Clarke’s relatives.
He told the court that Mr Clarke had expressed concerns to his partner that Arif may have been beating her up.
Mr Greaney described Mr Clarke as a very fit man with a background in boxing who had a “real physical presence”.
He said Mr Clarke was a creature of habit who went to Savile Park – known locally as The Rec – to train every day after finishing his work as a cleaning supervisor in the Little London area.
Arif admits firing the gun at Mr Clarke but denies murder, claiming he only intended to scare the victim. Mahmood denies any involvement in helping Arif.