Moment City banker, 47, accuses of murder 'pretended to be UNCONSCIOUS after police burst into flat'

Mail Online | 12/13/2018 | Jaya Narain;Martin Robinson, Chief Reporter For Mailonline
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Lying half naked on a sofa, this is the moment police officers burst in on a City banker accused of killing an escort after a drug and alcohol fuelled night of sex.

Women's underwear, blankets and drugs paraphernalia lie strewn around the flat in Crawley, West Sussex, where the blood-covered body of Christina Abbotts, 29, was found naked and battered on the bed in May this year.

Living - Room - Zahid - Naseem - Immobile

When they entered the living room they discovered Zahid Naseem, 47, in his dressing gown lying immobile on the sofa with his eyes closed.

Initially they thought Naseem, 47, might also be dead - but a police officer notes that his eyes flicker when a torch is pointed at them.

Paramedic - Stuart - Plumbley - Naseem - Condition

Paramedic Stuart Plumbley quickly says Naseem may be 'feigning' his condition, shaking him repeatedly and saying loudly: 'Come on mate. Wakey wakey. I know you can hear me'.

His alleged act continued for two and a half hours.

Naseem - Hospital - Police - Incident - Psychopath

Naseem later woke up in hospital and told police he couldn't remember the incident and added: 'I'm not some hyper high-functioning psychopath creating a story for you a la Silence of the Lambs.'

Today jury at Lewes Crown Court was shown the footage taken from a police body camera of the moment they discovered Naseem lying on the sofa in a short grey dressing gown.

Footage - Christopher - Tehrani - QC - 'This

Before showing the footage, Christopher Tehrani QC told them: 'This will give the good impression of how the defendant presented at different times.'

The 20-minute edited footage showed at least three officers using a battering ram to smash down the door of the flat and gain entry.

Officer - Body - Camera - Living - Room

One officer wearing a body camera moves towards the living room and says: 'There's someone else in here.'

The camera then shows the prone figure of Naseem lying on the sofa in a grey dressing gown.

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