Zishan Ahmed returned home around 7pm to be told his mother Doyrun Neesa had been insulted and was determined to confront the next door neighbours.
Zishan and his friend Sultan, who is no relation, knocked on the door and the ensuing argument turned into violence.
Gulbahar Begun, 48, came racing out of the house carrying the dha (Ed: a machete) in both hands, the court heard.
“She lifted it above her head again and again, and repeatedly brought it down on those in front of her,” said Mr Brown.
Her husband Shorifique Uddin, 51, then produced a large kitchen knife and waved it threateningly as his wife shouted “get them with all your strength.”
Their daughter Rahela Begum, 28, then bit Zishan in the arm “not letting go with her teeth and refusing to release her grip.”
“Sultan had Uddin in a headlock but Uddin was able to break free and went towards his house but within seconds returned and just outside the door he went for Sultan from behind with his knife,” said Mr Brown.
“Uddin brought the knife down and stabbed Sultan in the back. He collapsed straight to the ground and in a very short time was dead.
“The tragedy is that Sultan was something of a peacemaker during these events.”And in what far-away, fly-blown, desolate Third World country did all this allegedly transpire?
The killing occurred in a residential street on the Isle of Dogs in May last year.Lovely!
Not that the north is missing out, from the looks of the way this story is shaping up...