A murder accused told a jury he stripped his friend naked and punched, slapped and kicked him to degrade and humiliate him because he was threatening to publicise a sex tape on social media.

Raheel Khan said he now felt shame that his violent and criminal behaviour had contributed to the death of Mohammed Feazan Ayaz.

He has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Mr Ayaz, known as Fizzy, at Unit 2 in the Denholme Business Centre but denies murdering him.

Mr Ayaz, 20, of Duckworth Grove, Manningham, Bradford, was allegedly assaulted with a bottle, stamped on and hit with a stick before dying from a traumatic head injury.

Khan, 27, known as Rally, told Bradford Crown Court today he was on the run from the police at the time because he was wanted on suspicion of a conspiracy to possess a shotgun with intent to cause fear of violence.

He has pleaded guilty to possession of Class A drugs after being caught with heroin and crack cocaine in Bradford in 2017.

Khan said he was brought up in Saltaire, gained A star GCSEs and went to Bradford College but did not complete his A levels.

He worked at a car wash, as a window salesman and for his family’s restaurant business.

He then built up an enterprise drug trafficking in Lancashire in partnership with Akaash Rafiq.

Khan leased Unit 2 at the Denholme Business Centre as a safe house where he could sort out his drugs and chill with others.

He had been there about three weeks before Fizzy was killed overnight between June 30 and July 1 last year.

Speaking of his two-year friendship with Fizzy, Khan said they were close.

He gave him a Smart phone with videos on it of Khan having consensual sex with a woman.

“Because we were close, I didn’t think to delete anything off it. Fizzy was crying and upset and I just gave it to him,” he said.

Fizzy told him he had deleted the film clips, Khan said.

The men became more distant, Khan said. Fizzy was drinking daily and got himself into a lot of trouble so he stayed away from him.

In the weeks before his death, he was “off the rails,” Khan said.

He was self-harming, taking cocaine and he owed money, he alleged.

“I felt sorry for him. I reached out to him,” he said.

Fizzy arrived at the unit at about 8.30pm on June 30, bringing cannabis and bottled water for Khan.

Fizzy and Rafiq began bickering and Rafiq punched him, knocking him out.

Khan said he shouted at Rafiq and picked Fizzy up off the floor. He was bleeding from the mouth and began flapping his hands about, swearing and throwing his weight around.

They ordered him a taxi but Suleman Khan scuffled with Fizzy in the corridor and he was dragged back into the unit.

Fizzy then threatened to disclose the sex tapes, saying: “Watch now. I’m going to put them out.”

“I lost my temper. I punched him in the face. He fell backwards to the floor,” Khan said.

He stripped Mr Ayaz, punched him two or three times and slapped him.

“I wanted to make a video of me kicking him in the balls to humiliate him,” he said.

He then put him in a choke hold until he passed out.

“I didn’t want to strike him and knock him out so I put him in a sleep hold so he would pass out and I could make a clear video of me kicking him in the balls.”

When Mr Ayaz urinated, Khan kicked his face down into it.

Wainwright urinated on him to humiliate him and Khan slapped Mr Ayaz to make him apologise.

Khan, who was in the witness box, watched phone clips of Mr Ayaz lying in blood and urine as he is taunted and assaulted.

He said Suleman Khan hit him over the head with a bottle and there was a bottle “in Fizzy’s bum.”

Mr Ayaz said he was off to sleep and he was snoring.

Asked if he realised he had sustained a serious head injury, Khan replied: “I thought he had passed out because he was drunk.”

In the early hours, they dragged Mr Ayaz out of the unit wrapped in a curtain and put him into the back of a Ford S Max.

“He was alive. I could hear him breathing,” Khan said.

Mr Ayaz’s naked body was dumped in Saffron Drive, Allerton, Bradford, because it was outside the house of a mutual friend who would help him, Khan said.

He told the court he did not intend to kill Mr Ayaz or cause him really serious injury.

Asked by his barrister, Sam Green QC, how he felt about contributing to Mr Ayaz’s death with his violent and criminal conduct, Khan replied: “Shame.”

Also on trial denying Mr Ayaz’s murder are: Suleman Khan, 20, of Sandford Road, Bradford Moor, Bradford; Robert Wainwright, 26, of Mannville Terrace, Bradford City Centre; Junaid Hussain, 28, of Silverhill Road, Bradford Moor; and Stephen Queeney, 34, of Junction Row, Bolton Road, Bradford.

Shaoib Shafiq, 20, of Gladstone Street, Bradford Moor, and a 17-year-old Bradford youth, who cannot be named because of his age, plead not guilty to assisting an offender.

The trial continues.