Burngreave has been the focus of several murder trials recently. Faria Khan, now 29, of Scott Rd, was convicted of the murder of her husband, Nawajid Ali Khan, after she ran him down outside the takeaway where he worked on Chesterfield Rd. Nawajid had previously worked in the Mangla for 6 years.
In her trial, Ms Khan complained of domestic abuse. The court heard she recruited rap group Dem Boyz to carry out an attack on her husband. They became involved because Faria's friend, Neelam Kauser, was the girlfriend of one of the group, Brian Yorachi – also known as DbSque. Dem Boyz argued they had just tried to scare Nawajid for Faria – a claim which was rejected by the jury.
Neelam Kauser and Brian Yorachi were amongst those convicted. They were due to be sentenced on 30th January 2009. Despite recent concern over gangs, the police view was that this was not a gang-related killing.
The trial of Curtis Goring and Danny Hockenhull, charged with the murder of Brett Blake in Uniq nightclub in June, is underway at Sheffield Crown Court. The court has heard how the three were friends who fell out and it led to a fatal stabbing in a crowded club.
The police have made 21 arrests in the murder case of Tarek Chaiboub, with Michael Chattoo, Javan Galloway, Denzil Ramsey, Nigel Ramsay and Daud Ahmed all having been in court. Altogether 6 people (including two under-18s) have been charged with murder and others have been charged with various offences relating to the stabbing of Tarek the week before his killing.