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Court in Sri Lanka hears how Khuram Shaikh died from 'fatal injury to the face'

Khuram Shaikh was an aid worker who'd worked in some of the most dangerous places on earth Credit: ITV News

The murder trial of a man from Rochdale killed while on holiday in Sri Lanka has heard how he died after being stabbed in the side of the face.

32-year old Khuram Shaikh was attacked at his hotel in December 2011.

The medical officer who peformed Mr Shaikh's autopsy told the High Court in Colombo that he died instantly after being stabbed near the nose, rupturing a vein and artery which blocked blood supply to the brain.

Dr Kithsiri Wijeweera also described how Khuram suffered 42 seperare injuries including gunshot wounds.

Six men are also accused of assaulting and shooting the 32-year old. They all deny murder and the trial continues.