Bentley car owner beaten to death and keys taken

A businessman was punched and kicked to death in a park by a man who took the keys to his Bentley, prosecutors have told a jury.

Imran Khan, 30, is on trial accused of murdering Anthony Power, the founder of the lingerie firm Panache.

The 78-year-old businessman was found seriously injured after he was attacked in High Hazels Park, Sheffield, in October.

Mr Khan, of Handsworth Road, Darnall, Sheffield, denies murder.

Sheffield Crown Court heard how Mr Power had gone to the park to look for his missing brother Thomas, who suffers from dementia.

When Thomas Power was found, members of the family then went looking for Anthony Power, who had not returned.

Simon Waley, prosecuting, said: "Officers attended and... found Anthony lying on the grass near the footpath in the park.

"His head was covered in blood and his face was already beginning to swell up."

Mr Power had suffered bleeding and bruising to his brain resulting in "catastrophic brain damage".

He had fractured ribs, multiple fractures to his face and lacerations to his face and head.

The jury heard he was put on a ventilator but this was later turned off and he died.

Mr Waley said Mr Power's niece saw Mr Khan sitting in the Bentley - when she challenged him he got out and walked off.

He also explained how forensic examinations showed Mr Khan's jacket, shoes and jeans were later found to be extremely bloodstained.

The trial continues.

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