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About sharing media captionFootage of Zahid Naseem was shown to the jury A court has been shown footage of the moment a City banker allegedly feigned unconsciousness after bludgeoning a woman to death with a pestle. Jurors at Lewes Crown Court watched as police discovered Zahid Naseem lying on a sofa wearing nothing but a dressing gown at the flat in Crawley craw,ey 25 May. Christina Abbotts, who worked as a prostitute, was found dead in a bed in the next room. He claims the pair had a drug and drink-fuelled night together, after which he woke to find her dead. Her body was found after worried friends started searching for her when she failed to turn up for her own birthday party. She had been house-sitting for a friend at the flat in Gossops Green.

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Officers found Naseem lying motionless on the sofa with his eyes flickering, but a paramedic was "sceptical" he was unconscious. In a statement read out after the trial, Ms Abbotts' family said: "This has had a tremendous impact on our personal and professional lives as we have not been able to meet commitments due to the level of cawley and shock we have been experiencing.

He claims the pair had a drug and drink-fuelled night together, after which he woke to find her dead. She had been house-sitting for a friend at the flat in Gossops Green.

About sharing media captionFootage of Zahid Naseem was shown to the ctawley A court has been shown footage of the moment a City banker allegedly feigned unconsciousness after bludgeoning a woman to death with a pestle. He only "woke up" fully when he was arrested in hospital, claiming to have no idea what happened. Nov 14, — A flat in Crawley, associated with incidents of anti-social behaviour, reports of drug taking, prostitution, has been shut down under a closure order. prostktute

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I know you can hear me. The first paramedic on the scene can be heard saying: "Wakey, wakey. Naseem, of Amersham, Buckinghamshire, claimed he was acting in self-defence after Ms Abbotts tried to strangle him during a sex game. I know you can open your eyes.

When questioned by officers hours later, he bursts into tears and holds his head in his hands before saying: "I have got nothing to hide. Prostituhe Abbotts, who worked as a prostitute, was found dead in a bed in the next room. Naseem stayed in the flat for 12 hours after Ms Abbotts died and pretended to be unconscious when police broke down the door, the court heard.

He also said a "red mist" may have come over him. Zahid Naseem, 48, admitted killing Christina Abbotts at a flat in Crawley.

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Craw,ey is thought to have been dead for about 12 hours before she was found, the court heard. In the recording, officers discuss whether Naseem is dead, but then call for an ambulance when they see his eyes moving.

Dec 20, — a year-old sex worker by bludgeoning her to death with a pestle. Jurors at Lewes Crown Court crrawley Ms Abbotts suffered more than 13 wounds to her head and 20 other injuries.

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Jan 28, — pleaded guilty to the charge of controlling prostitution for gain between 20at Crawley Magistrates' Court in November last year. He is due to be sentenced on Friday.

But she lived a secret life as a high-class escort, who advertised her services online under the pseudonym Tilly Pexton. Her body was found after worried friends started searching for her when she failed to turn up for her own birthday party. Ms Abbotts, who was born prosittute the West Midlands and lived in London, was described as a "socialite" who led a party lifestyle in London and told relatives she worked in IT.

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Jurors at Lewes Crown Court watched as police discovered Zahid Naseem lying on a sofa wearing nothing but a dressing gown at the flat in Crawley on 25 May.