‘Who was given the right to kill him?’: Brother’s torment over murder of his twin Steve Stannard in Norwich


‘Who was given the right to kill him?’: Brother’s torment over murder of his twin Steve Stannard in Norwich
  1. ‘Who was given the right to kill him?’: Brother’s torment over murder of his twin Steve Stannard in Norwich
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    A devastated man has told how he is constantly wanting to turn round and chat with his twin brother, who was stabbed to death in Norwich by a London…
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Police launched a murder investigation after the death of Steve Stannard (inset) in Bowers Avenue in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

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A devastated man has told how he is constantly wanting to turn round and chat with his twin brother, who was stabbed to death in Norwich by a London drug-runner.

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Steve Stannard. Picture: Jim Graver/Big Issue

Eddie Stannard’s pain was laid bare at Norwich Crown Court as Steve Stannard’s killer Hassiem Baqir was jailed for 20 years and slammed by a judge for his “callous indifference”.

Steve Stannard, 37, died after he was stabbed six times at his flat at Bowers Avenue, Mile Cross, on November 5 last year.

In a victim statement read out at yesterday’s sentencing, Eddie said his brother was “cruelly taken away from me”.

He said: “This whole experience has devastated me, I will never get over this. For 38 years my brother has been pretty much always been by my side. Now he is gone. Who was given the right to kill him? No one. No-one should have taken my brother away from me.”

Hassiem Baqir. Photo: Norfolk Constabulary.

He added: “I am always thinking about my brother, wanting to turn around and speak to him. He is not there. He never will be.”

Eddie said his family, including his mother and sister, were devastated by the death of his brother who he insisted “did not deserve to be stabbed to death” regardless of how they had chosen to live their lives.

A statement read out on behalf of his mother…

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