Ten years ago in the Herts Advertiser - September 7 2006

Herts Advertiser 10 years ago September 7, 2006.

Herts Advertiser 10 years ago September 7, 2006. - Credit: Archant

The third anniversary of the violent tower block death of Shumin Hussain was marked in the Herts Advertiser a decade ago, as the police had failed to charge anyone with his murder.

Mr Hussain plunged to his death from the window of a flat on the ninth-floor in Telford Court, Alma Road, on September 7, 2003.

A story on the unsolved murder ‘riddle’ in this paper’s September 7, 2006, edition referred to evidence at a four-day inquest into his death, which said Mr Shumin and Javid Iqbal, who occupied the flat, were glassed in the face by a gang of people who forced their way in, after money was stolen by a girl.

During the fight Mr Iqbal said he had been threatened with a gun by Marc Browne, who also lived in Telford Court.

CCTV footage and witness statements placed him and a group of men in the Vintry pub and the tower block, but they claimed they could not remember details from that evening, and some denied going to the flat.


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Specialist officers abseiled down the side of the building to collect forensic evidence.

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