AN alleged murder victim was dropped off at Denholme Business Centre to “chill and enjoy” just hours before he was killed and dumped in the street.

Mohammed Feazan Ayaz, known as Fizzy, bought cannabis, cigarettes and Jack Daniels on the evening of June 30 last year, Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday.

In the early hours of the following morning, his naked body was found in Saffron Drive, Allerton, Bradford.

The jury has heard that Mr Ayaz, 20, of Duckworth Grove, Manningham, was “systematically and sadistically beaten to death” overnight in Unit 2 at the business centre.

Five men are on trial denying his murder. They are Suleman Khan, 20, of Sandford Road, Bradford Moor, Bradford; Robert Wainwright, 26, of Mannville Terrace, Bradford City Centre; Junaid Hussain, 28, of Silverhill Road, Bradford Moor; Raheel Khan, 27, of no fixed address; and Stephen Queeney, 34, of Junction Row, Bolton Road, Bradford. The jury has been told that Raheel Khan admits manslaughter.

Shaoib Shafiq, 20, of Gladstone Street, Bradford Moor, and a 17-year-old Bradford youth, who cannot be named because of his age, plead not guilty to assisting an offender.

Yesterday, Simon Clegg for the Crown read a statement from Mr Ayaz’s friend, Saqlain Muhammad, to the packed courtroom.

Mr Muhammad, a delivery driver, said he picked up his friends Sirmad Hussain and Mr Ayaz in his red Vauxhall Corsa. They went to Leeds Road to buy cannabis and on to Morley Street where Mr Ayaz bought a bottle of Jack Daniels. At 8.30pm, Mr Muhammad dropped Mr Ayaz off opposite the business centre in Halifax Road, Denholme.

“Fizzy seemed fine,” Mr Muhammad said. He walked off with cigarettes, cannabis, the whiskey, a bottle of Coke and his phone.

“It was just like he was going to chill and enjoy,” Mr Muhammad stated.

Tattoo artist, Richard Oliver, who rents Unit 3 at the business centre, said there was a strong smell of cannabis and loud music from next door.

The walls were thin and in the days before the killing, he heard a man on the phone demanding: “You f***ing owe me money,” and someone laughing.

On July 1, Mr Oliver said that he saw drag marks in the corridor from Unit 2 and thought that was “out of the ordinary.”

Detective Constable Sophie Barritt, from West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said Sirmad Hussain showed the police where Mr Muhammad had dropped off Mr Ayaz the previous evening.

There was a light on in the business centre at a unit with a sheet over one window. There were the shadows or silhouettes of two people standing close to the window. The unit had red graffiti on the back wall.

The following day, a search warrant was executed at the centre and the CCTV system seized.

On Monday, the jury will hear agreed facts gleaned from the evidence of the team of scenes of crimes officers.

The trial continues.