Philip Sherriff murder trial begins

Posted on - 29th October, 2012 - 10:11pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News
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Philip Sherriff pictured in November last year

Ashley Charles (26) from Leicester denies the murder of Preston man Philip Sherriff.


Charles allegedly slashed Mr Sherriff in the neck with a broken beer bottle at a Jessie J event, jurors in a murder trial heard today.

The jury heard that after jostling at a bar at the Pulse nightclub in central London Charles grabbed a bottle from Mr Sherriff’s hand and slashed it into his neck in a second, said Duncan Penny, prosecuting.

He told the Old Bailey: “Eyewitnesses described it as a swipe or slash. It happened very, very quickly indeed – perhaps one second, one second to take a life.”

Mr Sherriff began bleed profusely as vital blood vessels had been cut. He died four days later in hospital.

He had travelled to London from Preston, Lancashire, with colleagues for the promotion event in April organised by mobile phone company BlackBerry, where he worked in management.

Further details will be reported as the trial continues.

Main Source: ITV News



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