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PUBLISHED: 17:56 28 May 2008 | UPDATED: 15:48 16 August 2010

A SECURITY guard accused of head butting a Muslim colleague after watching a news programme about the 7/7 bombers will face a retrial later this year.

A SECURITY guard accused of head butting a Muslim colleague after watching a news programme about the 7/7 bombers will face a retrial later this year.

Martin Cornish, 42, told 36 year-old Arif Iqbal to 'go home' before smashing his nose and leaving the father-of-one covered in blood, it is claimed.

Mr Iqbal, who came to the UK from Bangladesh in 2000, went to hospital where he took pictures of his injuries on his mobile phone.

He still requires further treatment after the attack on July 10, last year.

Following a two-day trial at Southwark Crown Court, the jury was discharged after failing to reach a decision.

Mr Iqbal was attacked in the security control room of a Mayfair office block while watching the news with colleagues.

Judge Michael Gledhill QC discharged the jury and told the defendant he would face a second trial on September 29.

Cornish, of The Avenue, Beckenham, denies causing Mr Iqbal actual bodily harm.

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