‘Man died during fight at all-night Leeds student house party’

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A MAN was killed during a fight at an all-night student house party in Leeds, a court heard.

Mwila Chitalu, 30, was killed after being knocked unconscious from a single punch allegedly thrown by Daanish Hussain, 21, during the incident at the property on Ash Grove, Hyde Park.

Hussain is alleged to have struck Mr Chitalu after the two men squared up to each other.

Leeds Crown Court heard Hussain was “blind with fury” when he knocked out Mr Chitalu and then dragged him across the road.

It is alleged he then kicked him once in the body before being stopped by others. Hussain, of St Enoch Road, Bradford, pleads not guilty to manslaughter,

Simon Waley, prosecuting, said the incident happened in the early hours of November 3 2013 after an all night party was held at the property which was shared by eight students. Around 100 people attended the event, including a number of people who were there without an invite. Mr Waley said one of those uninvited people was Mr Chitalu and he upset a number of the people at the party.

He refused to leave when asked by people who lived at the property. There was then a confrontation between Hussain and Mr Chitalu outside the property around 8.30am.

A number of people from the party watched the dispute after they had talked about having a “one on one” fight.

The jury was told Mr Chitalu died as a result of his head striking the ground after being knocked unconscious.

Mr Waley said: “This was an act of aggression and not an act in the context of self defence.”

He added: “It is accepted that Mwila did not behave well at the party and the defendant, you may find, was wound up by this.”

The case continues.

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