A man accused of organising a murder plot to kill 22-year-old Amir Shafique has admitted he was a drug dealer and revealed where in Aylesbury his deals took place.

On October 28, 2020, Amir Shafique died after he was stabbed during a large fight in a car park near Edinburgh Playing Fields.

Throughout the trial, the prosecution has accused 24-year-old Nasim Khan, of no fixed abode, of being the “organiser” of the brawl which led to Mr Shafique’s death.


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The court heard yesterday (Tuesday) how Khan was a drug dealer who sold cannabis in Aylesbury, and that three cars connected with the incident were used by him for drug dealing purposes.

Along with Khan, Mohammed Wasim, 20, of Thrasher Road, Aylesbury; Charlie Irwin, 22, of Radnor End, Aylesbury; Bradley Shoult, 21, of Chalgrove Walk, Aylesbury; Bertie Turvey, 22, of Henry Road, Aylesbury; Hamza Mousa, 21, of Cotterill Lane, Birmingham and Ishmael Shah, 23, of Cotterill Lane, Birmingham, and a 17-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons are charged with murder and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

All eight defendants deny the charges against them.

As the first witness called in the case for the defence, Khan gave evidence at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday.

The court heard that Khan was a drug dealer who sold cannabis and would advertise his “business” on the social media app Snapchat.


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He revealed how he would deliver drugs to his "customers" or arrange to meet them in Brenda's Way, Aylesbury, using a Nokia phone that he exclusively used to make illicit deals.

Answering questions from his defence barrister, Hossein Zahir QC, Khan told the court how he used three cars, which are all connected Mr Shafique’s death, for drug dealing.

Earlier in the trial, the prosecution alleged that the defendants used two cars – a Volkswagen Golf and and Isuzu Trooper, to get to the scene. A Seat Leon has also been connected to the incident.

When Mr Zahir asked Khan about the Seat Leon, Khan said: “It was a new car we were using for drug dealing.”

The court heard how Khan was seen driving the VW Golf on the day of Mr Shafique’s death. Khan told the court that he had previously used this car for drug dealing, but had bought the Seat to replace it as it was a “hot car.”

Describing the VW, Khan said: “This was another car I would use to sell cannabis.

“A few weeks ago, the police stopped the car and it got impounded, so in the eyes of a dealer it was a hot car.

“It was known to the police because there was cannabis found in the car.”

Khan also revealed that the Isuzu Trooper, which had been purchased on October 28, the same day that Mr Shafique died, was also going to be part of his drug dealing business.

He said: “Basically, it was to use as a storage vehicle, to put cannabis in or to weigh out cannabis.”

“It was a dinger or a scrap car.”

The trial continues.

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