An alcoholic from Derbyshire stabbed a friend in the abdomen then called 999 and said: “I wish he would shut up and die”, a court heard. A jury was told today that Jeffrey Beers also confessed he had “popped” Nigel McGurk through the chest cavity with a carving knife before ringing the emergency services. He then said “I just killed someone, the knife is on the floor, I stuck it right in him”, the court heard.
The chilling 999 call in which a man accused of murder said he had stabbed someone in the heart was played in full on the opening day of his trial today. Jeffrey Beers called the police after stabbing his friend, Nigel McGurk, in the chest. His trial started today at Nottingham Crown Court after he denied murdering Mr McGurk on August 29 last year. During the call, Beers, 46, told police he had "popped" his friend in the chest with a carving knife before calling 999.
An 86-year-old Derbyshire character, known as the “Bird Man,” was attacked because he was feeding the ducks. Pensioner Norman Edge was punched twice by Simon Paul who said his daily habit of putting seed down was attracting rats. A court was told how the 49-year-old also kicked Mr Edge while he was on the ground during the row in the street.
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