Murder accused tried to stop delivery driver killing, court told

Thavisha Peiris
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A man accused of murdering a pizza delivery driver has said he witnessed the fatal attack - but took no part in it.

A prepared statement given to police by Shamraze Khan as he was interviewed about the death of 25-year-old Thavisha Peiris said he had been at the scene of the incident but had taken no part in it.

Khan, aged 26, of Southey Crescent, said on the night of the murder on October 27 last year he had gone out with Kasim Ahmed, also of Southey Crescent, to buy milk and cigarettes from a petrol station.

The statement, which was read to the jury at Sheffield Crown Court, said Mr Peiris had approached them to ask for directions - leading to an argument starting between Ahmed and the delivery driver.

It said Ahmed had pulled out a knife and begun attacking the driver.

“I was shocked at what I saw,” he said in the statement.

The statement said Khan had tried to stop the attack but failed as Ahmed was in a ‘frenzy’.

The trial continues - keep following The Star for updates.