Simon Drew QC represents defendant acquitted of attempted murder

Sun, 26 Jun 2011

A THUG who shot a Birmingham fun fair security guard in revenge for throwing him and his friends out has been jailed for 32 years.
Terrified families screamed in horror as guard Kamran Khursheed was shot in the back at close range and repeatedly stabbed by a gang of up to 15 masked thugs wielding knives in Ward End Park last September.
Eye-witnesses raced to the aid of the critically injured 32-year-old and gave him lifesaving care.
Aghajan Ahmadzai was yesterday jailed for 32 years at Birmingham Crown Court after being convicted of attempted murder, possession of a firearm and violent disorder.
Police believe enraged Ahmadzai armed himself with a gun and stormed back into the park with up to 15 other masked yobs bent on teaching Mr Khursheed a lesson after he had ejected them from the Eid celebrations.
The 19-year-old from Moseley also received two years in prison for two robberies in Birmingham just days later when two men were attacked for their new iPhones as they sat on a bus.
Akram Ahmedzai, also aged 19 and thought to be Aghajan’s cousin, was jailed for five-and-a-half years for wounding with intent for his part in the attack. He was cleared of attempted murder.
Police said it was believed that Mr Khursheed was targeted in retribution for ejecting the group of men from the park earlier in the evening.

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