Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Nawzad Kamal jailed for murder of Bahman Amin in Sheffield

Nawzad Kamal and Bahman Amin
Image caption Nawzad Kamal (left) beat Bahman Amin (right) to death with a baseball bat

A man who murdered a "former friend" in an attack filmed on a witness's mobile phone has been jailed for life.

Nawzad Kamal stabbed Bahman Amin, 34, and repeatedly hit him on the head with a baseball bat on Andover Street in the Pitsmoor Area of Sheffield on 17 June.

South Yorkshire Police said the two men, originally from Iraq, had been involved in a long-running feud.

Kamal, 39, of Montfort Drive, Burngreave, was found guilty of murder after a trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

He will serve a minimum of 20 years.

'Dispute escalated'

Det Insp Jade Brice said: "This was a brutal and violent attack in broad daylight, which was witnessed by a large number of people.

"The pathologist who carried out a post-mortem examination on Mr Amin found that he must have been struck at least 28 times.

"Kamal murdered his former friend after an ongoing dispute between the two men, who both originally came from Iraq and had both sought asylum in the UK in search of a better life.

Image caption Bahman Amin was attacked on Andover Street in Sheffield

"This dispute escalated out of all proportion and led to the untimely death of Mr Amin."

South Yorkshire Police said several witnesses reported the assault as it took place at about 19:00 BST on 17 June, and one onlooker recorded footage on a mobile phone.

'Senseless murder'

Mr Amin was pronounced dead at Northern General Hospital shortly afterwards.

A post-mortem examination found he had been stabbed in the arm and had several head fractures.

Mr Brice said the two men had been involved in an "ongoing feud with each other" over their "personal relationships".

Mr Amin's brother Alan Yousiefi said it was a "senseless murder".

"Bahman was much loved and his family and friends have found it hard to come to terms with the way he was taken from us," he said.

"While this verdict is of some comfort, it will never bring Bahman back."

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