A veteran policeman yesterday told a murder trial of the “utter carnage” in a blood-spattered living room where a man lay dead with a long blade stuck in him. Alan Stewart, 52, an officer for almost 30 years, said it was “probably one of the worst scenes I’ve seen in my police career”. The sergeant had been called to the Fife flat of accused Adrian Hynd, 51, and discovered the body of Alex Forbes.
A murder accused told a 999 operator he’d “stuck a sword” into a drinking pal who was trying to kill him, a court heard yesterday. Adrian Hynd, 51, made an emergency call to police after stabbing Alex Forbes in his flat. In the recording, played to the jury, Hynd said: “I had no option, buddy. If I didn’t kill him I was dead”. Hynd told operator Daniel Auld the weapon was still sticking in Forbes’s chest. Asked if the victim was breathing, Hynd replied: “No, he’s dead.
A murder accused claimed he spent 40 minutes lying next to the body of a man he had stabbed with a sword to “make sure he was dead”, a court heard yesterday. Adrian Hynd, 51, allegedly told a police officer he had disarmed Alex Forbes after the 25-year-old attacked him with the ornate weapon adorned with a vampire head design. A jury heard Hynd admitted to PC Stephen Barnett that he had stabbed Forbes twice.
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