No5 Barristers’ Chambers’ Michael Burrows QC and Talbir Singh have successfully prosecuted a man who murdered an 86-year-old grandmother and tried to kill her grandson.

Madni Ahmed, 20, of Cavendish Street, Stoke-on-Trent, was jailed for life, with a minimum of 36 years, at Birmingham Crown Court for the murder of Riasat Bi and the attempted murder of her 18-year-old grandson, who was left with life-changing injuries.

The court was told he stabbed the man 15 times as he slept before attacking Mrs Bi at her home in Birmingham in July.

The prosecution said Ahmed claimed he was looking for someone at the house and when he could not find who he was looking for, the grandson was attacked.

After the attacks, he was met by another grandson who ordered him to leave before grabbing a knife in self-defence.

Ahmed refused to leave and following a scuffle he received a slash wound to his arm.

He then fled the house in Aubrey Road, Small Heath, via the attic window, leaving his knife in the roof guttering and jumping into a neighbour’s garden.

His blood was later found on fence panels as he stumbled through the garden and into a neighbour’s house, grabbing a knife from the kitchen.

Ahmed was arrested at a hospital in Stoke-on-Trent after detectives traced the phone he had been using.

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