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Akhtar Javeed murder trial shown dramatic CCTV of businessman's fatal shooting during failed armed robbery

Video report by ITV News Central reporter Chris Halpin

A court has been shown dramatic footage of the moment a businessman was fatally shot as he fought off armed gunmen in an attempted robbery in Birmingham.

Akhtar Javeed, 56, was killed at his fast food wholesale supply business in Digbeth in February.

Akhtar Javeed was killed at his fast food wholesale supply business in Digbeth Credit: West Midlands Police

Suraj Mistry, 26, from Leicester and 18-year-old student Lemar Wali from Derby are on trial at Birmingham Crown court charged with murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a firearm.

The two defendants in court. Credit: ITV News Central

Today the jury were shown CCTV of a Renault Megane pulling up outside the business on Rae Street South shortly after 6:30pm on February 3rd this year, which the prosecution say was being driven by Lemar Wali.

CCTV still of a Renault Megane pulling up on Rae Street South Credit: West Midlands Police

Before showing the footage the prosecution, Mr James Curtis QC, warned the court they were about to see some "highly distressing images", and Akhtar Javeed's wife and family left the courtroom.

The images shown to the court then showed two figures getting out of the car and entering the building carrying guns fitted with silencers.

CCTV still of two figures getting out of the car and entering the building Credit: West Midlands Police

They entered the premises and one gunman could be seen with two guns, one in each hand, as he pointed them at members of staff in a meeting room.

The robbers confiscated the workers' phones before they were ushered into a smaller office out of sight of the camera.

The court has heard how workers were bound by cable ties before business owner Akhtar Javeed was ushered out of the room to get money from a safe.

In distressing scenes he can be seen holding up his bound hands before being shot in the leg.

Despite being injured the 56-year-old can be seen fighting back against the gunman, before being shot in the neck, which the court heard proved fatal. He then staggered out of the building on Rea Street South before collapsing in the car park.

The prosecution say the two robbers are Suraj Mistry and another man Tahir Zarif. He is thought to have fled to Pakistan in the days after the shooting and is on the run from the authorities. Asif Aurangzaib, 25 and from Derby, is also on trial and is accused of conspiracy to rob.

The prosecution say they were helped by a former employee of Direct Source 3, Dutch national Sander van Aalten.

Sander van Aalten Credit: West Midlands Police

In police raids after the shooting a plan of the building was found drawn on the back of a water bill, which the prosecution say was for the suspected robbers.

Plan of the building found by police raids after the shooting Credit: West Midlands Police

In a previous hearing, he has pleaded to conspiracy to rob.

Suraj Mistry, Lemar Wali and Asif Aurangzaib all deny the charges against them, and the trial at Birmingham Crown Court continues.

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