Herbie Hide house death: Murder case dropped

The trial of a man accused of killing a party guest at the home of former world champion boxer Herbie Hide has been dismissed, police said.

Joshua Burton, 20, was charged with the murder of Tafadzwa Khan, known as Taffy, at a party in Bawburgh, Norwich, in March 2012.

Judge Peter Jacobs dismissed the case at Norwich Crown Court after further evidence emerged.

"We will refocus our efforts into bringing to justice those responsible for Taffy's murder.

"We know there are people who were at the party in Bawburgh and know what happened, but have not come forward. It was a busy party with guests from across the country but only a small number of them have been able to assist the investigation so far."

– Detective Superintendent John Brocklebank, Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team