A MAN accused of murdering 27-year-old Ahmed Remon Hayder at his Seaford home is due to stand trial next week.
Shahadat Mollah Sohag, 22, of no fixed address, has pleaded not guilty to aggravated burglary and to murdering the former Seaford Head Community College pupil, who was found dead in his Sutton Park Road home on February 1, 2010.
He was the manager of the Moon of India restaurant in the town and had been running the business while his parents were away in Bangladesh. Mr Hayder, pictured right, who had suffered serious head injuries, was described by his family as being a sociable and lovable person, who brought a smile to those around him. He moved to Seaford in 1989 and studied an A-level in law at Lewes Tertiary College before taking a degree in social anthropology in Kent.
Dozens of floral tributes were left outside the restaurant when the community learned of his death.
The trial is due to begin on Monday May 9 and is expected to last between seven and 10 days.