Two men have denied the murder of a gay Wembley shopkeeper who was found dead at his home last November.

Dilip Unadkat, 48, died after he was stabbed five times in the chest in his flat in Alexandra Court, Empire Way. His body was found covered in moisturiser.

Ahmed El-Shubrawy, 27, from Perivale, and Sami Salama, 36, from Birmingham, both deny murder and blame each other for the man’s death, the Harrow Times reports.

The prosecution alleges they both killed Unadkat in order to steal his gold jewellery.

Earlier this week, a friend of El-Shubrawy told the Old Bailey that El-Shubrawy had confessed to the murder while on remand in prison.

Ayoub Shahin said that El-Shubrawy confessed to stabbing Unadkat several times when he saw him and Salama fighting naked.

However, El-Shubrawy told the court that Salama had told him to say this so that they would get lesser sentences.

El-Shubrawy told the court that Salama had killed the victim because he had fondled him.

Salama denied this, saying he liked Unadkat and that El-Shubrawy was the one who stabbed him.

Salama admitted covering Unadkat’s body in Dove moisturising cream but said it was because the sight of blood made him feel ill, rather than trying to hide the evidence.

The trial continues.