A teenager was stabbed to death in his home after two hitmen went to the wrong address, a court heard.

Aamir Siddiqi, 17, of Roath, Cardiff, died after answering his door to masked men who were intending to attack another man, Cardiff Crown Court was told yesterday.

His parents tried to fight them off, but were also stabbed by Ben Hope, 37, and Jason Richards, 36, the jury was told. The two defendants, both of Cardiff, deny murder.

The prosecution said the two men had been recruited to carry out an attack over a debt but "went to wholly the wrong address and killed an innocent young man who was waiting for his Koran teacher".


Their intended victim was a man with four children, living in a nearby street. The court heard the defendants were paid a pittance for the attack by wealthy Dubai-born Mohammed Ali Ege, 32, who is now on the run after fleeing abroad.

- Independent