Woman “planned attack on boyfriend then posted video of him on Snapchat bleeding to death”

Left to to right: Khalid Safi, Raza Khan and Fatima Khan.

A woman from London allegedly planned the murder of her boyfriend and then posted a video on Snapchat of him dying in a pool of his own blood, a court heard earlier this week.

Fatima Khan, 20, is accused of orchestrating a plan with 19-year-old Raza Khan to kill Khalid Safi, 18, in north London on Thursday 1 December 2016.Raza Khan, who was seeking her affections, allegedly stabbed the asylum seeker in the chest several times in North Acton, while Fatima was recording the fight.

She posted it on Snapchat with the caption: ‘This is what happens when you f*ck with me’, the Old Bailey heard on Tuesday.

The video footage and CCTV images of the alleged fight were shown to jurors at the trial in central London.

Prosecutor Kate Bex QC said the two men fought after Raza Khan had spotted Mr Safi out with Fatima Khan at a Costa Coffee near her work at Vigilant Security.

She said Raza Khan went up to them holding a large knife.

Ms Bex said: “Raza Khan spoke briefly to either the defendant or Khalid Safi and then turned to face him at which point the prosecution suggest the knife would have been in plain view.”

Mr Safi produced a screwdriver and they began to fight which lasted no longer than 15 seconds and it is caught on CCTV.

Mr Safi died at the scene having received a number of wounds to his chest, one penetrating his heart.

Tensions between Mr Safi and Fatima Khan had reached a boiling point after she became angry when he gifted her a watch at her family home despite her parents not knowing about their relationship, the jury was told.

The defendant, who told police she was “addicted to Snapchat”, had been in daily contact with Raza Khan via the video app, jurors heard.

Ms Bex added: “She told Raza Khan where to find Khalid Safi and she ensured Mr Safi was still there by the time Mr Khan travelled to the scene.”

Raza Khan left the scene after suffering injuries and his current whereabouts remain unknown.

Fatima Khan, from Ilford, east London, had been dating the victim on and off since 2016 and the two men had allegedly been involved in a previous fight.

She denies murder and conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm.

The trial continues.

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