Murder victim Mushin Ahmed "stamped on twice"

BEATEN pensioner Mushin Ahmed died after suffering “at least three really heavy impacts to his face”, a court has heard.

The 81-year-old suffered a dozen injuries, most to his head, including two stamps on his face by an attacker wearing shoes.

Mr Ahmed, a father of four from East Dene, died at Rotherham Hospital 11 days later after developing pneumonia.

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Home Office pathologist Dr Charles Wilson gave evidence at the trial of Dale Jones (30) and Damien Hunt (30), accused of murdering Mr Ahmed, in Sheffield Crown Court this morning.

He described 12 grazes, cuts and bruises to the pensioner's body, including one laceration all the way through his lip.

Fractures were also found in the pensioner’s jaw, nose and eye sockets.

The assault on Mr Ahmed's head was so severe that his lower jaw was broken into pieces, Dr Wilson explained.

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Mr Andrew Robertson, prosecuting, asked Dr Wilson how severe the beating must have been to cause the injuries described.

Dr Wilson replied: “Both eye sockets and a very thick jaw bone are fractured and it takes a lot of force to fracture them.”

The pathologist also described “evidence of severe trauma being directed into the brain”, including bleeding within and around the organ.

He added: “It’s the mark, as if we needed it considering the trauma to his face, of a severe impact to his head.”

Jones, of East Bawtry Road and Hunt, of Doncaster Road both deny murder.

The trial continues.