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Man accused of murder tells court it 'blew up' after Uber driver challenged pal about eating takeaway in the back of his Mercedes

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A man accused of murder told a court it 'blew up' after an Uber driver challenged his friend about eating a takeaway in the back of his Mercedes.

Connor McPartland, 20, and, Martin Treacy, 18, are both accused of murdering 38-year-old taxi driver Ali Asghar. The incident in Rochdale followed a mix-up over where they wanted Mr Asghar to take them, due to a spelling error by Mr McPartland on the Uber app, the trial has heard.

Prosecutors allege the pair repeatedly punched and kicked Mr Asghar in a 'ferocious' attack. He died two weeks later after suffering head injuries, Manchester Crown Court has heard.

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