Sheffield: Groom 'stabbed by brother-in-law' who 'ran over' Good Samaritan, court hears

A man has told a court how he was stabbed on his wedding day by his new brother-in-law who had just run over a Good Samaritan who had stopped to try and help an injured woman.

Chris Marriott, a 46-year-old dad-of-two, was killed when a car driven by Hassan Jhangur, 23, allegedly drove into him and a number of other people after they had stopped to help Jhangur's sister Nafeesa, who was lying in the middle of a street in Sheffield.

She was also driven over in the incident that took place in December last year, Sheffield Crown Court heard.

Prosecutors told the court how Jhangur then got out of the car and stabbed Hasan Khan - who had just married one of his sisters, Amaani Jhangur, that morning.

On Monday, Mr Khan told the jury: "I did run up to him [Jhangur] and, when I did get to him, that's when I got stabbed."

He added: "He literally raised his hand and the knife went into my ear.

"After that I just saw blood going everywhere."

Mr Khan told the jury he thought he was stabbed around his left ear four or five times and twice in the back.

He suffered a punctured lung, fractured jaw and still cannot hear from his left ear - for which he is awaiting surgery.

Under cross-examination by Richard Thyne KC, defending, Mr Khan denied having a baseball bat at the time of the incident.

Mr Khan also denied a suggestion from Mr Thyne that Jhangur punched him after Mr Khan approached him "aggressively" and members of the Khan family then "started about [Jhangur] violently".

Mr Khan said he did not know what had happened after being stabbed because his new wife had dragged him into his house.

A wedding gone wrong

The jury heard how on the morning of 27 December last year, Mr Khan married Amaani Jhangur.

But trouble kicked off outside Mr Khan's family home after Amaani Jhangur's sister, Nafessa Jhangur, and their mother, Ambreen Jhangur, turned up.

At some point Nafessa Jhangur fell to the floor and it was then that Mr Marriott noticed her when he was out for a post-Christmas walk with his wife and kids.

The jury heard how Jhangur drove a Seat Ibiza into the group at a junction, first hitting Mr Khan's father, Riasat Khan, and then ploughing into Mr Marriot, Nafeesa Jhangur, Ambreen Jhangur and Alison Norris - an off-duty midwife who had also stopped to help.

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On Monday, the court was told how Ambreen Jhangur was on the phone with 999 when the car hit the group.

The conversation was played to the court in which Ambreen Jhangur could be heard explaining that her daughter needed an ambulance before frantic screams and shouts could suddenly be heard.

The court heard the ambulance service operator saying "hello?" repeatedly as the shrieks and other noises continued in the background.

CCTV shown to the court showed the car hitting Riasat Khan before vanishing behind a hedge and police body cam footage showed the aftermath when emergency services arrived.

In one clip, an officer realised Nafeesa Jhangur was trapped under the rear of the car - which could be seen on a lawn with its engine running and front wheels spinning.

Another officer then realised a second person was trapped under the wheels and the court heard that this was Mr Marriott - who was found to have died.

Footage played to the jury showed Nafeesa Jhangur being pulled out from under the Seat and paramedics treating her.

Jhangur denies the murder and manslaughter of Mr Marriott but the jury has been told he has pleaded guilty to causing his death by dangerous driving.

He has also admitted causing serious injury to Alison Norris, Ambreen Jhangur, Nafeesa Jhangur and Riasat Khan by dangerous driving.

Jhangur denies attempting to murder Mr Khan and wounding him with intent.

The defendant has also pleaded not guilty to four charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Jhangur appeared in the dock alongside his father, Mohammed Jhangur, 56, who denies perverting the course of justice.

The charge relates to him allegedly concealing a knife.