Isle of Dogs murder trial: Pregnant daughter says she was beaten by gang before Sultan Ahmed murder
The daughter of a man accused of stabbing to death a 20-year-old in an Isle of Dogs street said she was kicked and punched by a gang of men moments before the death.
Shofique Uddin, 51, denies killing Sultan Ahmed outside the family home in Larson Walk on May 29 last year.
The fight stemmed from an argument between neighbours over dirty water seeping into Uddin's garden.
Giving evidence in the trial, Rahela - who had found out two days before the incident that she was pregnant - told a court at the Old Bailey she was upstairs when she heard shouting from the street.
She said she was attacked after trying to pull the group away from her father.
"They pulled my scarf off my head and kicked me," she said. "They punched my father and a few started punching and kicking me.
"I was scared they would kick me in the stomach. I was pregnant so I tried to protect my stomach."
However, in cross-examination, prosecutor Ed Brown argued medical reports and footage recorded on mobile phones failed to back up Rahela's story.
"You said you were kicked and punched but we don't see that," he told the court.
"And the injuries could easily have come from falling. You weren't punched or kicked at all were you?"
Rahela responded: "I was kicked in the hip but the bruise didn't come up straight away."
The daughter also denies seeing her father with a knife.
The prosecution claims footage showing the father being attacked by the group of men was an attempt to seize the knife from him, which it was claimed was used to kill Mr Ahmed.
The jury had previously heard the neighbours had earlier that day argued over dirty water seeping into the accused's garden which came from cleaning carpets.
Rahela, who has since had her baby, is pleading not guilty to actual bodily harm following an accusation she bit someone in the fight.
Her mother, Gulbahar Begum, 48, denies two charges of wounding with intent in the incident.
The trial continues.