Norfolk

Herbie Hide house death: Man charged with murder

Tafadzwa Khan
Image caption Tafadzwa "Taffy" Kahn, from Norwich, died from a stab wound on 18 March

A man has been charged with murder over a death at the Norfolk home of former world champion boxer Herbie Hide.

Tafadzwa Khan, 25, died from stab wounds following a party at Mr Hide's home in Bawburgh, on 18 March.

Joshua Burton, 20, of Fallowfield Close, Norwich, will appear before magistrates in the city on Thursday.

Mr Hide, a 40-year-old former heavyweight boxer, previously said Mr Kahn, of St Giles Street, Norwich, was like "a brother" to him.

Police said they were "fairly certain" Mr Hide had not been at the house at the time of Mr Khan's death.

More than 100 people attended the party.

Mr Hide won the WBO (World Boxing Organisation) heavyweight title for the first time in 1994, beating American Michael Bentt, but lost it to another American, Riddick Bowe, the following year.

He regained the title in 1997 and made two successful defences before losing to Vitali Klitschko in 1999.

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