Madni Ahmed, from Stoke-on-Trent, is accused of killing Riasat Bi at her home in Aubrey Road

A man has gone on trial accused of the murder of Birmingham grandmother Riasat Bi.

The 86-year-old died after allegedly being attacked at her home in Aubrey Road, Small Heath, on July 12 last year.

Madni Ahmed, from Cavendish Street in Stoke-on-Trent, has gone on trial at Birmingham Crown Court accused of the pensioner’s murder.

Ahmed, 20, also faces a charge of attempting to murder an 18-year-old man at the address.

He is also accused of wounding with intent, being in possession of an offensive weapon and affray.

He denies all five charges.

Cause of death revealed to the Jury

Dr Lockyer said: “It’s a common misconception that stab wounds result in instantaneous death.

“In this case, she would have still been able to move or make noises for a certain period of time.”

Dr Lockyer was shown a replica of the knife believed to have been used in the attack. The blade is 27cm in length, with a ‘scalloped’ edge on the spine.

Dr Lockyer gives the cause of death as: ‘multiple stab wounds’.

Dr Lockyer said: “I found 29 sharp-force injuries.

“There were 12 stab wounds in total, six of those had resulted in damage to the skull.

“Of those six, five had penetrated the skull, three of those continued into the skull cavity.

“The skull is relatively difficult to penetrate, it would have required a severe degree of force.

“There was a stab wound to the back, which penetrated the vertebrae – a piece of bone had been completely cut in half – again requiring a severe degree of force.”

Details of post mortem

Forensic Pathologist Dr Brett Lockyer gave evidence. He conducted the post mortem examination on Riasat Bi.

He found a number of ‘sharp-force injuries’.

There was also stab damage to the throat.

The court was read a statement from PC Michael Collins, who attended the scene on the day of the incident.

He said: “Lying in a pool of blood was an elderly Asian female.

“I found a trail of blood which lead to an attic room with an open skylight.

“Officers carried out a search of the rear garden and house-to-house.

“After paramedics had left an area around the property was cordoned off.”

CCTV footage shown to court

CCTV footage shows a person dressed in black running down a road.

Ahmed’s father told the court he paused the footage ‘many times’ and enlarged the image.

He told the court the clothes the person is wearing were ‘very similar’ to clothes his son was wearing when he last saw him.

He recognised the person in the footage as his son, Madni Ahmed, Birmingham Crown Court heard.

He went back to the police and told them he had seen the CCTV and showed it to officers.

Evidence from father of Madni Ahmed

Nadeem Nazir, father of Madni Ahmed told court Madi went to Redstone Academy, Moseley, then Kings Heath Boys School.

Madni left school at 16 and took an apprenticeship at a builders merchants. In Dec 2017 Madni was involved in a car crash but was uninjured.

The car was written off and he was paid by insurers. He lost his job.

His father added he began to see changes in his behaviour – he stopped socialising and spent a lot of time in his bedroom. He told the court he was aware he had begun to use cannabis at home.

He was also aware he was drinking alcohol, he told the court.

The trial continues.