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Norwich man accused of murder at Bawburgh home of former world boxing champion Herbie Hide appears in court

14:14 06 September 2012

Tributes to Taffy Khan outside the YMCA in St Giles.

Tributes to Taffy Khan outside the YMCA in St Giles.

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A man accused of killing a 25-year-old man at the home of former world champion boxer Herbie Hide has appeared in court today.

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Joshua Burton, 21, of Fallowfield Close, Norwich, has been charged with the murder of Tafadzwa Khan who died from stab wounds following a party at Mr Hide’s home in Bawburgh, on March 18.

Burton, who has pleaded not guilty, appeared at Norwich Crown Court for a pre-trial review but the case

was adjourned with a further hearing to take place either on September 18 or 20.

A trial date has been fixed for October 8.

Mr Hide previously said that Mr Khan, of St Giles Street, Norwich, was like a “brother” to him.

Hide won the World Boxing Organisation heavyweight title for the first time in 1994, beating American Michael Bent, but lost it to another American Riddick Bowe, the following year.

He regained the title in 1997 but then lost it to Vitali Klitschko in 1999.

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