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Zimbabwean knifed to death at UK boxers house


A Zimbabwean man, Tafadzwa Khan (25), was stabbed to death during a party at the house of a British boxer in Norwich in the early hours of Sunday.

Police were called to former boxing world champion Herbie Hides 1,5 million mansion on the outskirts of Norwich after receiving reports that a man in his 20s had been stabbed.

Paramedics were mobilised, but Khan was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:44am. As many as 300 people from all over Britain were at the party, held for the birthday of one of Hides friends.

Reports said revellers looked on in horror as Khan known as Taffy was knifed up to three times in the chest when fighting started at the isolated country pad.

It is believed the gentle giant may have been trying to break up a fight. A man has since been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A devout Christian, Khan is thought to have been knifed in front of several witnesses during a row in a bar area beside the indoor swimming pool at the luxury home.

He is then believed to have staggered outside with at least one knife wound to his abdomen and collapsed on a patio area.

Scott Higgins (17), who lived with Khan at the YMCA hostel in Norwich, said: He was a lovely geezer who always had a smile on his face. I heard that a full-on fight kicked off at the party and Taffy went to calm things. He is the sort of guy who would have wanted people to just chill and settle down.

But an hour later this guy came back with a knife and stabbed him three times in the chest. He was a big lad, but he didnt stand a chance against a knife. All hell then broke loose and the guy who did the stabbing managed to get away.

Khan was born in Zimbabwe, but grew up in Norwich. He is believed to have lived at the YMCA for around five years.

He was jobless, but he described himself on Twitter as being a lyricist poetic rapper and MC2.
Higgins added: He was a very popular guy. He loved to keep fit and did a bit of boxing and kick-boxing. He went to the gym every day and kept really healthy.

Several friends fought back tears as they left flowers, balloons and candles in his memory at a makeshift shrine outside the YMCA in St Giles Street, Norwich.

Detective Superintendent Julian Gregory, from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said: We are in the early stages of our investigation and working to establish the sequence of events which led to this mans death.

Police family liaison officers have been assigned to work with next-of-kin.

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