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The Star wil be bringing you live updates from court today as the trial into the alleged murder of a Sheffield ‘Good Samaritan’ starts.

A trial has begun over the alleged murder of Sheffield ‘Good Samaritan’ Chris Marriott. .

46-year-old Chris Marriott was hit, and killed, by a car as he stopped to assist a woman who was unconscious in the street, while a disturbance was ongoing on College Close, Burngreave, Sheffield on December 27, 2023. 

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46-year-old Chris Marriott was hit, and killed, by a car as he stopped to assist a woman who was unconscious in the street, while a disturbance was ongoing on College Close, Burngreave, Sheffield on December 27, 202346-year-old Chris Marriott was hit, and killed, by a car as he stopped to assist a woman who was unconscious in the street, while a disturbance was ongoing on College Close, Burngreave, Sheffield on December 27, 2023
46-year-old Chris Marriott was hit, and killed, by a car as he stopped to assist a woman who was unconscious in the street, while a disturbance was ongoing on College Close, Burngreave, Sheffield on December 27, 2023 | Submti

Hassan Jhangur, the man accused of Mr Marriott’s murder, is set to go on trial today.

Five others - Hasan Khan, Riasat Khan, Ambreen Jhangur, Nafeesa Jhangur and midwife Alison Norris, who also stopped to help the injured woman - were also injured during the course of the same incident. 

Hassan Jhangur is also accused of the attempted murder of Hasan Khan, and a wounding with intent charge relating to the same individual. 

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He also faces charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Alison Morris, Ambreen Jhangur, Nafeesa Jhangur, and one count of wounding Riasat Khan with intent. 

Hassan Jhangur’s father, Mohammed Jhangur, aged 56, is accused of one count of perverting the course of justice, and he will face that charge during the same trial, which is expected to last for up to five weeks.

Hassan and Mohammed Jhangur, both of Whiteways Road, Grimesthorpe, Sheffield, entered not guilty pleas to the charges they are set to face at trial, during a hearing held at the same court on April 12, 2024.

Live from Sheffield Crown Court: Trial set to open for man accused of murdering Sheffield good samaritan

Key Events

  • Hassan Jhangur, 24, denies murdering Chris Marriott, who died after a vehicle collided with a number of pedestrians in Burngreave in December 2023
  • The prosecution case against Mr Jhangur is set to open from 10am this morning, after a jury are sworn in
  • Mr Jhangur will also face a number of other charges during the five-week trial, including attempted murder, grievous bodily harm with intent and wounding with intent
  • Mr Jhangur's father, 56-year-old Mohammed Jhangur, is also set to stand trial alongside him, accused of one count of perverting the course of justice
  • The two defendants have entered not guilty pleas to the charges they are set to face at the Sheffield Crown Court trial

Second good samaritan feared car would 'reverse over' her, jury told

Murder accused used 'vehicle as weapon' when he drove into crowd of people after family feud

Sarah Marshall writes:

A 24-year-old man accused of murder ‘used his vehicle as a weapon’ when he drove it into a crowd of people in Sheffield, killing one and injuring four others, following a dispute between two families on the day of his sister’s wedding, a jury has been told. 

Father-of-two Chris Marriott lost his life in the incident on College Close, Burngreave, Sheffield, on December 27, 2023, after he stopped during a family walk to come to the aid of the sister of Hassan Jhangur, the man accused of murdering him. 

First witnesses will be called this afternoon

The jury have been told that they are now due to hear from some prosecution witnesses this afternoon.

Mohammed Jhangur's alleged involvement

Moving on to the Crown's case against Mohammed Jhangur, Mr Storey said: "Thereafter, you know that his father, Mohammed Jhangur took the weapon which Hassan Jhangur had wielded against Hasan Khan & placed it out of sight in the boot of his locked car. Again, the clear inference is that he did so, intending to thwart or hamper the inevitable police investigation, by concealing a key piece of evidence which, so far as he knew, might've had very damaging consequences for his own son and the extent of his involvement in what had occurred at College Close.”

The prosecution's opening draws to a close

Concluding the prosecution opening, Mr Storey told the jury: "You can draw the inference that at the time of his arrival on College Close, Hassan Jhangur was intent at least on causing someone really serious harm & he was prepared to use his vehicle as a weapon in the process.

“Ultimately, you know that his actions had precisely these consequences. Hassan Jhangur did in fact kill one person and he made a serious attempt to kill another; he also caused several other people what undoubtedly amounts to really serious harm."

Mr Storey added: "But it is his intention at the time that he did so which is key to the issues in this case, and which you will have to determine on the basis of a close, careful and considered examination of the evidence that you hear over the next few weeks."

Mohammed Juangur's alleged role

Moving on to Mohammed Jhangur's alleged role, Mr Storey told the jury: "At some stage...Mohammed Jhangur, arrived at the scene in his dark grey or black Skoda taxi; it seems he had been phoned by his daughter Amaani."

Mr Storey continued: "Once out of his vehicle, he took the knife from his son. He was heard to say something to the effect of 'give me the knife, before anybody notices it'.

"Mohammed Jhangur then took the knife to his taxi, and placed it in the boot before locking the vehicle."

Mr Storey added: "This was all witnessed by Liakat Khan, the grandfather of Hasan Khan, who told one of the attendant police officers what he had seen; as a result, two of the police officers present were able to force entry to Mohammed Jhangur’s Skoda and then search the vehicle; they found the knife in the boot."

Details of the injuries of others are the scene

Moving on to the four others involved, Mr Storey said Nafeesa was left with 'life-threatening' injuries, which Dr Lumb suggested were 'consistent with her having been crushed by a vehicle'.

Riasat Khan suffered a large wound to his left forehead and frontal scalp area which Mr Storey said was caused when he was struck by the vehicle.

Alison Norris suffered a fracture to the right fibula – the outer of the two bones in the lower half of the leg & suffered soft tissue injuries to her right hip and buttocks, the jury have been told.

Ambreen Jhangur suffered a laceration to the back of her left scalp; an undisplaced fracture of the skull underneath this laceration & had fractures to many of her ribs, her breastbone, her pelvis and to two of her vertebrae, Mr Storey said.

Mr Storey said Hasan Khan sustained four wounds to his left ear; two fractures to his lower jaw and his skull in the area close to his left ear. He also suffered two or three apparent stab wounds to the left side of his back, causing a penetrating stab wound to his left lung.

Chris Marriott freed from underneath car but pronounced dead at the scene

The discovery of Mr Marriott led those present to tip the vehicle up onto its side so he, too, 'could be pulled clear'.

Mr Storey said it was apparent to medical staff on the scene that Mr Marriott had suffered a 'significant head injury' & and was showing 'no signs of life'.

Mr Marriott was pronounced dead a short time later. A post mortem was subsequently carried out by Home Office forensic pathologist, Dr Philip Lumb.

Summarising Dr Lumb's findings, Mr Storey said Mr Marriott suffered 'multiple injuries' which had 'led to his death'.

"All of the injuries identified to his body could be accounted for by the collision with, and his becoming trapped underneath, the Seat Ibiza being driven by Hassan Jhangur," continued Mr Storey.

Emergency services arrive at the scene on blue lights to find Nafeesa Jhangur and Chris Marriott trapped under the car

Police and ambulance crews arrived on the scene a short time later, Mr Storey said. They found 'what could perhaps best be described as a scene of chaos, with members of both families shouting at each other in the street,' he added.

Meanwhile, other members of the public were attempting to 'assist to those who had been struck by the Seat Ibiza,' Mr Storey said.

"It was apparent to those attending that a woman – Nafeesa Jhangur – was still underneath the vehicle.

"Those present were able to lift the vehicle to such an extent that Nafeesa could be pulled clear from it.

"In the process it also became apparent that there was a man trapped underneath the vehicle – Chris Marriott."

Hassan Jhangur, armed with knife, left vehicle and "made a beeline" for stabbing victim

Mr Storey said: "The driver of this Seat Ibiza, the defendant, Hassan Jhangur, had left the vehicle as soon as it came to a halt. Although, as you have heard, he left it with the engine still running and front wheels spinning in the air, albeit it seems he had engaged reverse gear."

Mr Storey said Hassan Jhangur then made his way to the Khan family home, coinciding with Amaani's new husband, Hasan Khan, returning from a walk after hearing about the ongoing incident.

"Hassan Jhangur was now armed with a knife, which he held in his right hand; he saw Hasan Khan and made a beeline for him.

"He then proceeded to stab Hasan Khan multiple times to the left side of his head and to his chest," Mr Storey told the jury.

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