JURORS heard shocking details of blood-stained items found at the scene of a murder.
Forensic scientist Gillian Leek gave evidence to Leeds Crown Court on her examination of the crime scene at Field Head in Golcar where 42-year-old taxi driver Mohammad Parvaiz was attacked.
Mrs Leek told the court she arrived at the place of the father-of-three's attack on July 23 at 5.40am. She said Mr Parvaiz had already been taken away to hospital and that his taxi was in the road.
When she examined the vehicle, she found the front windscreen was shattered in a `spider's web' type effect and she saw a large stone on the ground at the front of the car.
She said: "It appeared a concrete block had been thrown at the screen.
"There were a number of other stones found in the road and inside of the vehicle."
Mrs Leek told jurors a total of nine shattered pieces of stone were found, including two inside the taxi.
She confirmed that by the positioning of the glass inside the vehicle, Mr Parvaiz was sitting behind the wheel when it shattered onto him.
She said the stone found in the footwell of the driver's side was stained with blood. She confirmed the blood matched Mr Parvaiz's DNA.
She revealed the wing mirror on the passenger side had a light smear of blood. There was also blood on both the passenger and driver's seat.
Mrs Leek said the blood had spilled from a cut Mr Parvaiz sustained on the left side of his head.
She said blood was found outside the cab, from which Mr Parvaiz was pulled as he was attacked. It was found underneath the vehicle and to be moving across the road away from it.
She said: "Outside the vehicle he was subjected to at least two separate blows, one approximately 55cms above the ground, possibly while seated or kneeling, and the second while he was laid on the ground."
Mrs Leek said she examined items worn on the night by Mr Parvaiz and each of the defendants.
She said blood found on Michael Hand's top, jeans and left trainer matched Mr Parvaiz's DNA.
She said splashes on the jeans worn by one of the 17-year-old defendants also matched Mr Parvaiz.
Two hooded tops found discarded near the crime scene matched the blood of both 17-year-olds.
Mrs Leek said a piece of wood weighing over two kilograms was found at the scene. It was also stained with blood.