A BLACK Country man has been found guilty of murdering a father-of-four outside a Chinese takeaway in Gornal.

Nabeel Choudhary, aged 21, from West Bromwich, has been convicted of the murder of 34-year-old Yasir Hussain on Central Drive in Lower Gornal on December 4.

Mr Hussain was stabbed to death after falling victim to a 'hate filled' feud, of which he was not involved, between two families in Dudley, the three-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court heard.

Mr Hussain, from Nelson in Lancashire, had been in a car with his cousin, who worked as a delivery driver, on the evening on December 4.

The 34-year-old was ambushed by a group of men, brandishing knives, machetes and metal bars, after the Fiesta he was sitting in with his cousin, Morrad Hussain, was rammed from behind by a transit van and pushed into the Golden City Chinese takeaway on the residential Lower Gornal street.

The cousins managed to escape from the car and Morrad fled for his life.

Mr Hussain did not get away and was stabbed three times in the back. Despite the best efforts of paramedics at the scene, he died of his injuries.

Mr Hussain was said to be unarmed, alone and unprotected when he was attacked. He suffered three stab wounds to his back, one believed to have been caused by a machete.

The court heard how the tragic events of that night stemmed from an ongoing violent family feud between two families in the Dudley area. Days before, Choudhary had attempted to run another member of an opposing family over on Shaw Road in Dudley.

The violent ambush in December followed a series of 'tit for tat incidents' between the warring families, the jury heard.

Following a three-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court, Choudhary of Hope Street, West Bromwich was found guilty of murder and attempted grievous bodily harm.

He will be sentenced on Friday morning (November 1).

Co-accused Arkash Tasleem, aged 24, of Walsall, was cleared of murder.

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough from the force’s homicide team, said: “This is another tragic example of the consequences of carrying weapons. It was an argument between feuding extended family members and I do not believe Yasir was the intended target. His family are devastated by his death and it leaves four young children without their dad.

“My thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time, I hope the outcome today offers some comfort to them.

“We know there were other people involved in this violent incident and our investigation is ongoing."