Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Choudhry Zishan death: CCTV 'captures killers meeting victim'

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Image caption CCTV footage captured the brothers meeting Choudhry Zishan on the night of the attack

CCTV showing the moment two brothers met a newsagent they are accused of killing in a "drunken beating" has been shown at their murder trial.

Choudhry Zishan, 35, was assaulted in Eastleigh, Hampshire, in the early hours of 30 March, while his pregnant wife and son were in the flat above.

Jonathan McKinley, 23, and his brother Samuel, 25, deny killing Mr Zishan.

Lawyers for Samuel McKinley said witnesses spoke of seeing and hearing only one person carry out the attack.

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Image caption The brothers stole cash, credit cards and cigarettes from Choudhry Zishan, the court has been told
Image caption The attack took place outside Choudhry Zishan's newsagents

Winchester Crown Court was shown CCTV footage of Jonathan McKinley putting his hand round the shoulder of Mr Zishan moments before he was allegedly robbed, beaten and left for dead by the brothers.

The prosecution claimed they were looking for trouble but earlier CCTV footage showed Samuel McKinley, from Chandler's Ford, being co-operative during an encounter with police, the court heard.

The jurors have previously heard the pair were stopped by officers about 15 minutes before the attack after a member of the public reported their "hostile" behaviour.

Samuel McKinley was searched over a report he had an empty bottle in his possession before the pair were allowed to go on their way.

The court heard officers regarded the incident as "nothing at all" .

Nigel Lickley QC, defending Jonathan McKinley, who has admitted punching Mr Zishan, said there were aspects of his client's personality which the jury might not like but they must not be swayed by emotion.

He twice asked Jonathan McKinley whether he intended to kill or cause serious harm to Mr Zishan, to which he replied "no".

The trial continues.

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