Live updates as defence case due to begin in trial of man accused of Cardiff city centre murder


The defence case in the trial of a man accused of a stabbing murder in central Cardiff is due to begin today.

Momodoulamin Saine, 28, accepts producing a knife but denies murdering Asim Khan in St Mary Street last year on the grounds he was acting in self-defence.

Asim Khan died in hospital after being stabbed at around 4.50am on July 21 last year, a jury at Newport Crown Court has been told.

On Tuesday the trial heard how a 10cm-long blade was recovered by a crime scene investigator from St Mary Street following the alleged murder.

Forensics officers at the scene following the incident
Forensics officers at the scene following the incident

Caroline Rees QC, prosecuting, described it as a “Joker-style” knife with the words on the blade: “Why so serious?”

Saine, of Bishopston Road in Ely, Cardiff, denies murder while Asim Khan’s brother Hamza Khan, 24, from Corporation Road in Grangetown, denies attempting to inflict grievous bodily harm with intent on Saine.

You can recap the first seven days of the trial in full by going here.

The case continues.

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