The Telegraph & Argus has been in court for every day of the long-running trial which resulted in Mohammed Nisar 'Meggy' Khan and Tony Grant being jailed for life for the murder of Amriz 'Major' Iqbal and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Khan was also found guilty of attempted murder.

Their accomplice Salman Ismail was jailed for 17 years for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and arson, while a fourth defendent, Nadeem Khan, was cleared of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice midway through the trial at the direction of the judge.

We have covered every moment of the trial live, from the selection of the jury to the sentence hearing, in a series of live blogs running to a total of more than 70,000 words.

Below you will find links to it all, along with a helpful guide to what was covered on each day.


  • DAY 1 - Jury selection
  • DAY 2Jury sworn in; prosecution opening speech part 1
  • DAY 3 (am)Prosecution opening speech part 2; witness statements; CCTV presentation
  • DAY 3 (pm)Medical evidence from pathologist (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)
  • DAY 4Nadeem Khan's arrest; arson and attempted robbery of service station
  • DAY 5 (am) - Witnesses to the arson; Grant, Meggy Khan and Ismail's arrests; Taxi for 'Billy'
  • DAY 5 (pm) - Voice comparison expert
  • DAY 6 - Collision investigators; cell site evidence part 1
  • DAY 7 - Cell site evidence part 2; Grant's BMW; CCTV presentation again; arson witness; timeline part 1
  • DAY 8Timeline part 2; Grant's phone; police interviews; Khan's phone
  • DAY 9 - Jury sent home wihtout hearing evidence
  • DAY 10Ismail's Skoda; Kia's movements before the collision; Ismail's phone
  • DAY 11 - Covert recordings of Khan and Grant in prison
  • DAY 12 - Prosecution case closes
  • DAY 13Nadeem Khan acquitted; Grant cleared of attempted murder; no defence evidence to be heard
  • DAY 14 - Prosecution closing speech; Khan's closing speech part 1
  • DAY 15Khan's closing speech part 2; Grant's closing speech part 
  • DAY 16Grant's closing speech part 2; Ismail's closing speech; summing up part 1
  • JURY WATCHSumming up part 2; Jury's deliberations; verdicts given
  • SENTENCING - Judge Durham Hall passes sentence

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