Drug dealer guilty of murdering Sheffield dad on New Year's Eve

A drug dealer has been found guilty of murdering a Sheffield dad on New Year's Eve.

Wednesday, 22nd June 2016, 3:34 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd June 2016, 4:38 pm
Zabair Hussain was murdered on Staniforth Road

A drug dealer has been found guilty of murdering a Sheffield dad on New Year’s Eve.

A jury took just four hours and 23 minutes to unanimously convict Idris Sadiq of the killing of 41-year-old Zabair Hussain.

Sadiq and two other men attacked Mr Hussain with a baseball bat and left him for dead on Staniforth Road, Darnall, at around 11.20pm on New Year’s Eve.

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While lying unconscious in the middle of the road, he was run over by a passing car moments later.

He was dead by the time police officers arrived at the scene at 11.30pm.

Sadiq, aged 30, of Darnall Road, had accepted being involved in the incident but claimed he had intervened in an attempt to stop the other two men attacking Mr Hussain.

Sadiq kept his head bowed and showed no reaction as the jury’s verdict was announced following a two-week trial.

There was a shout of ‘Yes’ from the public gallery as Mr Hussain’s family heard the guilty verdict.

The court has been told Sohail Khan, another man involved suspected of being involved in the attack, fled the UK within 48 hours of the attack to go to Pakistan and has not returned.