A COUPLE have defended opening a B&B at the Aylesbury home where Assia Shahzad was murdered by her son in October last year.
The 40 year old was killed with a machete and a shower pole in what the judge called ‘a premeditated cold-blooded attack’ while jailing her son Usman Shahzad, 21, of Havelock Street, for a minimum of 20 years.
The house, which had been standing empty, has been leased and converted inside to feature six rooms and a jacuzzi.
Shazia Asif, 35, and husband Mohammed, of Wycombe, have no previous connection to Aylesbury or the Shahzad family, but despite this received abuse via email when they opened Dream Night Guest House in Wendover Road at the end of October.
Mrs Asif said: “What has happened in the past or in the history of the property is domestic violence related, and nothing to do with us.
“We have leased the business from the owner and have started our own business.
“Before the property was empty.
“The location, the property it’s really good, it’s spacious and modern.
“We have had customers who have stayed and been very happy and given us good reviews.
“We would like people to come and check it out themselves.
“We changed our prices recently, they have come down considerably.”