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Teenage defendant in Sharif Demirsay murder trial could give evidence this afternoon

Sharif Demirsay, who was killed at his home in Bedfordshire last year. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The jury in the trial of four people accused of murdering a Bedfordshire grandfather could hear from one of the teenage defendants this afternoon.

Sharif Demirsay, who was 65, was stabbed to death in his home in Vineyard Way, in Kempston, last year.

Four teenagers are on trial at Luton Crown Court accused of murder. All deny the charges.


Demirsay murder: Four teenagers charged

Sharif Demirsay Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Four young men, aged between 15 and 19 have been charged with the murder of Kempston grandfather Sharif Demirsay. All four were arrested yesterday and charged last night.

They have been held in police custody and will appear before Luton magistrates court this morning (Wednesday). Mr Demirsay, who was 65, was stabbed to death at his home in May.

Detectives launch fresh appeal over Kempston murder

Sharif Demirsay Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Detectives in Kempston are making a fresh appeal for information about the murder of Sharif Demirsay. Sharif, 65, was killed a month ago in his home at Vineyard Way by three men with knives who then stole cash and jewellery from his partner’s handbag.

Sharif was stabbed a number of times and despite the efforts of neighbours and family who gave first aid, he died from a wound to the chest.

Now detectives are putting adverts on Facebook and Twitter, and using bluetooth to directly message people passing the Hartwell Drive/Vineyard Way area.

The aim is to get people to think back to the night of the offence, see if they can remember seeing anyone hanging around at the time, can name anyone shown in the CCTV from outside Sharif’s house, or have other information that could bring Sharif’s killers to justice.