THE knowledge a 17-year-old stabbed two people became “an awkward thing” to discuss, while one man who had wielded a machete went for a can of pop and the killer cried, a murder trial has heard.

Six men are on trial for the murder of 19-year-old Kian Tordoff and the attempted murder of Matthew Page – known as Matthew Lowther – in the early hours of October 10 last year on John Street, at Bradford Crown Court.

Arbaz Khan, 22, Aizaz Khan, 27, both of Yew Tree Avenue in the Daisy Hill area, Amaad Shakiel, 20, of Leaventhorpe Lane, Adam Qayum, 23, of Avenel Road, Allerton, Mohammed Adil Hussain, 18, of Kite Mews, Lower Grange, and a 17-year-old who cannot be named due to his age, all deny the offences.

They all also deny a third count – wounding with intent – in relation to Mr Lowther.

The 17-year-old instead pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding and the manslaughter of Mr Tordoff on “diminished responsibility” on account of his mental health at the time.

The jury heard again yesterday from Arbaz Khan as the trial entered its third week.

It was revealed that five of the men only found out the 17-year-old had stabbed two people when they made their getaway in a white BMW X5 on Piccadilly from Bradford city centre.

Mr Khan had seen the teenager – who admits to taking two knives to John Street - with a knife heading back to the car and started shouting at him when they got in.

It was then he told the other men he had stabbed someone, the court heard.

Both Mr Khan and his elder brother – the driver – Aizaz Khan began swearing and shouting at the teenager, while the latter slapped him three times.

The 17-year-old began crying and looked to the floor, Mr Khan told the court.

The mood in the vehicle was panic, but very quiet, and Mr Khan – who has already admitted to wielding a machete, but only to “simply scare them” – threw the weapon out of the car at some point on their journey to Waterlily Road.

There, just after 6am, the men got out of the X5 and abandoned it.

They made their way Bismillah Roti House, on Whitby Road, where Mr Khan said he “got myself a can of pop”, but the tragic events just 15 minutes before were not discussed.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bismillah Roti House, in Whitby Road, off Toller Lane. Picture: Google Street ViewBismillah Roti House, in Whitby Road, off Toller Lane. Picture: Google Street View

He said: “At the time it was just a big shock and everyone was scared and we didn't really know what to do, so we all just started walking away and we went back to the area we all live and no one was speaking or owt, because it was just shock and we were all scared at the same time, we'd never been in that situation, we didn't know what to do.

Mr Khan added: “It was just an awkward thing, everyone was kinda lost in their own world.”

The trial continues.