Teenager to go on trial accused of murder of Steve Stannard in Bowers Avenue, Norwich

Picture taken in November 2016 after police launched a murder inquiry following the death of Steve S

Picture taken in November 2016 after police launched a murder inquiry following the death of Steve Stannard in Bowers Avenue, Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

A teenager is set to go on trial today after having denied the murder of a 37-year-old man in Norwich.

Police officers were called to Bowers Avenue, Mile Cross, on Saturday, November 5 last year following reports of a person needing medical assistance.

Steve Stannard, of Bowers Avenue, received fatal stab wounds shortly before 2.30pm. He died at the scene.

Hasseim Baqir, 19, was charged in connection with the murder.

Baqir, of Thornton Heath, Surrey, has pleaded not guilty to murder and is set to go on trial at Norwich Crown Court later today.


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Also appearing in court will be co-defendants Veron Antonio, 24, from Surrey, and Jamil Theo Carroll, 28, from London, who have both been charged with assisting an offender.

They deny the charges.

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Mr Stannard, or Mr King as he was also known, was a familiar face on the city streets with his twin brother Eddie and the dog Trixy that they both used to help look after.

The pair were described as 'inseparable' by neighbours in Bowers Avenue and those that knew them best in Norwich.

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