27 years in prison for 'frenzied' knife murder

A man has been sentenced to 27 years in jail for hacking to death Rotherham butcher Parvaiz Iqbal and injuring another man in a shop in the town. Naeem Mehmood pleaded guilty to murder and GBH with intent after the attacks.

Life for man who carried out frenzied attack on boss

A shop worker who stabbed his boss 51 times in a frenzied attack has been jailed for life - and told he will serve at least 27 years. Naeem Mehmood killed Parvaiz Iqbal in what the judge described as a cowardly, sustained and unprovoked attack at his store in Rotherham.

Another shopworker who went to help Mr Iqbal was stabbed in the stomach, but survived. Mehmood went on the rampage in the streets outside, smashing up cars and breaking the windows of another shop, showering people with glass. Jon Hill reports.

Butcher killing was 'cowardly, sustained and unprovoked', says judge

A shop worker who stabbed his boss 51 times in a frenzied attack has been jailed for 27 years. Naeem Mehmood killed Parvaiz Iqbal in what the judge described as a cowardly, sustained and unprovoked attack at his store in Rotherham.

Another shopworker who went to help Mr Iqbal was stabbed in the stomach, but survived. Mehmood went on the rampage in the streets outside, smashing up cars and breaking the windows of another shop, showering people with glass. Jon Hill reports.

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Shop worker sentenced to 27 years for killing butcher in frenzied attack

Parvaiz Iqbal who was killed in a frenzied attack at a butchers shop in Rotherham Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Shop worker Naeem Mehmood who stabbed his "friendly and popular" boss Parvaiz Iqbal 51 times in a frenzied attack at his shop in Rotherham has been jailed for 27 years at Sheffield Crown Court.

Naeem Mehmood sentenced to life after stabbing butcher to death Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Customers and children fled in terror from the Biamallah Food Store in Grosvenor Road, Eastwood, one afternoon last October when Mehmood launched the "unprovoked, sustained and determined" attack.

His hands and arms covered in the blood of his victim, 27-year-old Mehmood then went on a ten minute rampage through the streets wielding a machete, smashing car windows, a barber's shop window and threatening to kill passers-by.

He was finally stopped by police in the car park of a nearby Tesco supermarket.

Man accused of killing butcher had a grievance, court is told

Naeem Mehmood who worked as an assistant at the butchers shop in Rotherham had only returned to work the day before the attack having severed the top of his finger on a cutting machine four months earlier.

Prosecutors said he had a perceived grievance. He stabbed Parvaiz Iqbal 51 times over the course of a minute and a half in the freezer room of the shop before stabbing another assistant. He then grabbed a machete smashed up glass counters sending shoppers and children feeling in terror.

The court was told he then went on a rampage smashing windows of 7 cars and a nearby barbers shop showering customers with glass and threatening to kill passers by. He was finally disarmed by police. Naeem Mehmood is accused of murder and GBH with intent.

Man pleads guilty over machete murder of Rotherham butcher

A man appearing in court accused of killing a Rotherham butcher in a machete attack has pleaded guilty.

Emergency services were called to the shop in Grosvenor Road in Eastwood where they found the body of Parvaiz Iqbal. He had been stabbed 51 times. Another man, Saied Husseini, was also injured in the attack .

Naeem Mehmood, 27, of Herringhthorpe Valley Road is appearing at Sheffield Crown Court charged with murder and grievous bodily harm with intent.

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