Jurors at Stafford Crown Court heard a man is still lying in a coma after six months over a disagreement between two families.

It was claimed by the prosecution that Nadeem Akhtar drove his car into Mohammed Aziz by swerving off the pavement whilst he was walking home from the shop in Burton in July 2015.

Steven Bailey, prosecuting, said that a second man, Mohammed Zufeer, who Ekwall Tiwana defends, is alleged to have driven Akhtar to Walsall and disposed of any incriminating evidence.

It was heard that this incident had stemmed from a disturbance in Burton on June 12.

Some of the injuries that Aziz accumulated included a skull fracture, traumatic brain injury, extensive injuries to his face, bruises on his lungs, broken ribs and a broken shoulder blade. 

Nadeem Akhtar is charged with attempted murder and grievous bolidy harm with intent and Mohammed Zufeer is charged with assisting an offender. They all deny charges.

The trial continues.

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