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Akhtar Javeed death: Murder trial jury shown CCTV of raid

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Media captionCCTV cameras recorded the raiders entering the business and rounding up staff

A jury has been shown CCTV footage of when masked gunmen burst into a warehouse and shot the manager dead at point blank range.

Akhtar Javeed was shot four times during the robbery at a Birmingham fast food business when he refused to open the safe.

The father-of-four managed to get outside but died from his injuries on the pavement.

Suraj Mistry, 26, and Lemar Wali, 18, deny murder.

A third man, 25-year-old Tahir Zarif, from Derby, whom police believe pulled the trigger, is thought to be at large in Pakistan.

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Prosecuting James Curtis QC said the footage showed two men getting out of a Renault Megane outside the Direct Source 3 warehouse in Digbeth at about 18:30 GMT on 3 February.

He said the men, armed with handguns, one with a silencer, were Mr Zarif and Mr Mistry.

They rounded up staff before taking Mr Javeed, a grandfather from east London, out into a corridor, with his hands bound, Birmingham Crown Court heard.

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Image caption Akhtar Javeed, 56, from east London, was shot dead on 3 February

"Both gunmen are pointing guns directly at him," he said.

The CCTV footage then showed him stood in the hallway of the premises with one of the men pointing a gun at him before shots are fired.

"He has been wounded and yet he fights back," he said.

Mr Javeed was shot in the mouth, throat, leg and foot.

His family left the court room before the footage was shown and the public gallery was cleared.

Mr Mistry, of Laundon Way, Leicester, and Mr Wali, of Osmaston Park Road, Derby, are also accused of conspiracy to rob the warehouse and possession of a pistol with intent to cause fear or violence.

Mr Curtis said Mr Wali was driving the getaway vehicle from the scene.

The trial continues.

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