Fire in Agim Hoxha's car so intense it melted windows, murder trial hears

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JURORS have been shown graphic images of a burnt out car in which the body of a 29-year-old man was found inside.

A selection of images were shown on television screens at Winchester Crown Court which showed the silver Mercedes coupe, which belonged to the victim, virtually destroyed.

Prosecutor Nicholas Haggan QC told how the blaze had been so intense that it had melted the wheel trims and windows.

The pictures taken of the inside the vehicle, where the body of murder victim Agim Hoxha, a drug dealer, was discovered lying in the rear footwell, were sanitised because they are so distressing.

Mr Haggan said the fire crews cut the roof from the vehicle to try and help the careful removal of Mr Hoxha's remains.

Images from inside the boot of the car showed how bank notes and money bands were discovered. Cash was also found in the front compartment and police believed it totalled £3,420.

The remnants of an iPhone were also recovered and although virtually destroyed the registration number was found and traced to Mr Hoxha.

Afrim Lleshi, 36, of Shirley Road, Southampton, and Arben Lleshi, 25, of Onslow Road, Southampton, are both accused of killing Mr Hoxha during April 8 and April 9 last year.

They both deny murder. Arben also denies a second charge of perverting the course of justice by removing, with Afrim, Mr Hoxha's body from the flat, taking it to Chilworth Drove and setting fire to it, as well as cleaning traces of blood inside the property.

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