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Inquest into death of man at former boxer's home

A coroner has said she could not be certain if a man killed at the Norfolk home of former world champion boxer Herbie Hide was the victim of an unlawful killing. An inquest into the death of Taffy Khan has returned a narrative conclusion.

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Coroner's call for witnesses to break silence over fatal stabbing

A coroner has called for witnesses to break their silence after ruling a man killed at world champion boxer Herbie Hide's home was the victim of an "unprovoked attack".

Tafadzwa Khan, 25, known as Taffy, was found dead after the birthday party held on March 17 2012. About 200 people attended the event at Mr Hide's mansion in Long Lane, Bawburgh, Norfolk.

Norfolk Police charged party-goer Joshua Burton, who was 20 at the time, with murder but the case was later dismissed with the force blaming a culture of silence preventing crucial witnesses coming forward.

Today coroner Jacqueline Lake said she could not be certain he was the victim of an unlawful killing, instead returning a narrative conclusion that he died after being stabbed three times in an unprovoked assault.

She said: "It is clear that Mr Khan was stabbed and the assault was not in self-defence. There is no evidence that he was acting in an aggressive or provoking manner.

"I would echo the police appeal that if anybody has any information, they should come forward."

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