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Man who ran over and killed father-of-two was laughing after crash, jury told

Riasat Khan told Sheffield Crown Court how he was one of five people who were hit by a car in Sheffield in December 2023.

Bryony Marriott with her husband Chris Marriott, 46, who died when he was hit by a vehicle that then ploughed into a crowd during a disturbance in Sheffield

The driver of a car that ran over and killed a father-of-two who had stopped to help an injured stranger was laughing after the collision, another man who was hit by the vehicle has told a court.

Chris Marriott, 46, died in December when a car driven by Hassan Jhangur drove over him and a number of other people as he was helping a young woman who was lying in a Sheffield street, the city’s crown court has heard.

The woman being treated by Mr Marriott, who was also driven over in the incident, was Jhangur’s sister, Nafeesa Jhangur.

Prosecutors have described how Hassan Jhangur then got out of the car in College Court, in the Burngreave area Sheffield, and stabbed Hasan Khan, who had married another of the defendant’s sisters, Amaani Jhangur that morning.

Giving evidence on Tuesday, Hasan Khan’s father Riasat Khan told the jury how he was the first person to be hit by the Seat Ibiza on December 27, close to the junction of College Close and College Court.

Mr Khan said: “He swerved towards (Mr Khan’s son) Adam and he came towards me and he knocked me over. I don’t know what happened after that.”

The witness agreed that he hit the windscreen of the vehicle and ended up in the garden of a nearby house.

He said that, before losing consciousness for a short time, he noticed Hassan Jhangur get out of the car and “was very angry” as he headed towards Mr Khan’s family stood in the street.

Mr Khan said: “His intention was to kill my son or someone in my family.”

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Hassan Jhangur at an earlier court appearance (Elizabeth Cook/PA)

He told the jury that, after he came round, he saw Jhanghur with a knife.

He said: “He looked possessed or something was wrong with him.”

He also said: “He was stood across the road laughing at my son.”

He added: “He was smiling and smirking, like he was proud of what he had done.”

The jury has been told how Hasan Khan married Amaani Jhangur on the morning of December 27, 2023, and trouble flared outside the Khan’s family home in College Court later, after Amaani’s sister, Nafeesa, and their mother, Ambreen, turned up.

At some point during the altercation, Nafeesa Jhangur fell to the floor and was noticed by Mr Marriott who was out for a post-Christmas walk with his wife and children.

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The case is being heard at Sheffield Crown Court (Danny Lawson/PA)

The jury has heard how the Seat Ibiza first hit Riasat Khan before ploughing into Mr Marriott, Nafeesa Jhangur, Ambreen Jhangur and Alison Norris – an off-duty midwife who had also stopped to help.

Jhangur, of Whiteways Road, Sheffield, denies the murder and manslaughter of Mr Marriott but the jury has been told he has pleaded guilty to causing Mr Marriott’s 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 Hasan 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, of Whiteways Road, Sheffield, who denies perverting the course of justice.

The charge relates to him allegedly concealing a knife.

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