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Double murder trial begins at Leicester Crown Court

25/10/2022

Sophie Evans, led by Mark Rainsford KC of 33 Chancery Lane, defends Rekan Karwan, who is charged with the murders of Saqib Hussain and Mohammed Hashim Ijazuddin.

Rekan Karwan is charged with the two murders alongside seven other defendants including TikTok star Mahek Bukhari and her mother Ansreen Bukhari.

Cousins Saqib Hussain and Mohammed Hasim Ijazuddin passed away on 11th February 2022, when the car in which they were travelling hit the central reservation on the A46 in Leicester.  It is the Prosecution case that the car had been deliberately rammed off the road by one of two cars driven by the defendants, following a high-speed pursuit.

Sophie is instructed by Parmjit Singh of ZMS Solicitors. The trial is expected to last 8 weeks.

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