Jalal Uddin, 47, stabbed wife Asma Begum, 31, to Death in Money Row in London

Jalal Uddin, 47, allegedly launched a ferocious knife attack on mother-of-three Asma Begum, 31, at the family home in London City Island on January 11.

Asma Begum, 31 was found dead in City Island Way, E14 on Friday, 11 January, Jalal Uddin, 46 of City Island Way, Poplar, E14, has been charged murder.

Police and paramedics were called to an address in City Island Way, where they found the 31-year-old with a neck injury.

Prosecutor Daniel Robinson QC told jurors at the Old Bailey, She was stabbed with the knife at least 58 times. Victim’s hands were also badly cut.

Mr Robinson said the couple, who were originally from Bangladesh, had married in 2007 and lived in a flat in City Island Way.

Uddin worked as a chef at an Indian restaurant in Eltham, south-east London, and was known to have a gambling habit, he said.

In 2016, Mrs Begum reported Uddin to police for being verbally abusive and violent towards her, the court was told.

She told officers he would often beat her when they argued about money, the jury heard.

But Mr Robinson said Mrs Begum did not want to give evidence against her husband and they got back together.

Mr Robinson suggested the violence had erupted during a row about money.

He said: “According to members of their extended family, the couple had been arguing since the day before the killing about money, and the argument turned violent.”

On the morning of the attack, Mrs Begum had told her sister that Uddin had hit her the night before, jurors heard.

Uddin had defaulted on a loan he took out with Clydesdale Bank in September 2016 for more than £16,000.

Uddin has pleaded guilty to manslaughter but denies murder.

The trial continues…