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Killer attacked victim with knives, rolling pin and dumbbell

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A killer launched a "sustained and ferocious" attack on his victim with three knives, a rolling pin and a dumbbell before attempting to dismember his body in the bath, a court has heard.

David Swaby was jailed for life with a minimum term of 21 years for murder at Birmingham Crown Court today. The 34-year-old inflicted more than 50 sharp force injuries and 40 blunt force injuries on Hassan Ghafar during the early hours of February 7 this year, the court heard.

Mr Ghafar, 22, suffered significant knife wounds to the head and neck, and one of his arms was severed after he was attacked in a number of rooms at Swaby’s Handsworth home. READ MORE: Police commissioner accused of victim blaming after death of Sarah Everard resigns Swaby, who has

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