TikTok influencer denies intending to harm mom’s ex-lover earlier than lethal crash



TikTok and Instagram star has denied meaning to kill one in every of two males who died when their automotive was allegedly rammed off the highway after her mom was blackmailed with a intercourse tape.

Vogue influencer Mahek Bukhari, who denies murdering 21-year-olds Saqib Hussain and Mohammed Hashim Ijazuddin, additionally denied seeing others carrying balaclavas in a carpark previous to a automotive chase which led to their deaths.

Prosecutors say Mr Hussain, from Banbury in Oxfordshire, was killed after threatening to reveal his relationship with Bukhari’s mom Ansreen, who additionally denies two counts of homicide.

Six different defendants additionally deny murdering the boys, who died on the A46 close to Leicester in February when the Skoda they have been in hit a tree and caught hearth.

Giving proof at Leicester Crown Courtroom on Wednesday, 23-year-old Mahek Bukhari, of George Eardley Shut, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, mentioned she met Mr Hussain at a London shisha bar in the summertime of 2020 and her mom later admitted having an affair with him.

Carrying a white shirt and darkish jacket, the content material creator and YouTuber instructed the jury: “At first, she was denying it… then he began about, ‘I’ve sexual pictures of her’.

“She instructed me in regards to the relationship and the way she needed to finish it. She mentioned she made a mistake and he or she felt so dangerous about it.

“Listening to that from my mum. It did break me.”

Answering questions from defence KC Christopher Millington, Bukhari mentioned she blocked Mr Hussain’s account after coming to see him as mentally unstable and his behaviour in the direction of her mom as “simply vile”.

She added: “Each morning at breakfast, she (Ansreen) would simply be crying in her room.

Threats have been being made. I needed to make my manner there as quickly as potential

“I suggested her that the police can be one of the best ways since you might get a restraint order.”

Mr Hussain was “demanding” £2,000 and Mahek Bukhari drove to Leicestershire to satisfy him, together with others, at an tackle in Tomlin Street, Leicester, the courtroom heard.

Telling the courtroom she drove in her Audi TT from Stoke to Leicester at as much as 100mph as a result of Mr Hussain “had already mentioned he was going to come back to my home”, she mentioned: “Threats have been being made. I needed to make my manner there as quickly as potential.”

Bukhari, who described her mom as “like a sister to me”, mentioned she pulled right into a grocery store automotive park in Leicester, the place a co-defendant requested to drive her automotive.

Mr Millington requested her: “It’s instructed that there have been males who at numerous factors have been carrying balaclavas. Did you see anybody in Tomlin Street carrying a balaclava or on Tesco automotive park carrying a balaclava?”

Bukhari mentioned: “No.”

Influencer Mahek Bukhari

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After Bukhari instructed the courtroom she believed she was ready within the automotive park for Mr Hussain to reach, her barrister requested if there was any intention to assault or kill him.

Bukhari replied: “No.”

Giving her account of the interplay between her Audi, which was being pushed by a co-defendant, a Seat car and the Skoda, which crashed, Bukhari mentioned she didn’t see it go away the highway.

Though she noticed the Skoda go in the direction of the central reservation, Bukhari mentioned, she didn’t hear the sound of “any important incident”.

After returning and seeing a automotive on hearth, the defendant mentioned, she didn’t wish to “assume the worst” and returned to Stoke-on-Trent.

Mr Millington ended his questions by asking Bukhari: “Was there any plan because the automobiles proceeded alongside the A46 to ram the Skoda automotive?”

Bukhari mentioned: “No.”

The trial continues.

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