Stabbing victim was allegedly murdered after he got caught-up in a drugs row
A stabbing victim caught-up in a drugs dispute was allegedly murdered by a teenage dealer and three men.
Sheffield Crown Court heard on January 16 how Lewis Bagshaw, 21, suffered two fatal stab wounds to his chest on July 21 and was found by a neighbour at Piper Crescent, in the Southey area of Sheffield, and later died at hospital.
The four accused have denied murder and include a 17-year-old boy, of no fixed abode, who cannot be named for legal reasons, Nicki Humphrey, 42, of Avenue Grove, Harrogate, Callum Ramsey, 18, of Batworth Drive, Shirecliffe, and Jervaise Bennett, 20, of no fixed abode.
Nicholas Campbell QC, prosecuting, said: “A 21-year-old male was chased along a Sheffield street and stabbed twice in the chest.
“Lewis Bagshaw managed to seek help but there was no means of saving his life and whilst being rushed to hospital his attackers fled the scene.”
Mr Campbell added that previously Mr Bagshaw’s father Daniel Cutts had been given drugs after meeting the 17-year-old and Humphrey but he fled without paying and was later allegedly attacked by Humphrey and the 17-year-old creating ill-feeling.
Mr Campbell said Mr Bagshaw later came across the 17-year-old who was in the back of car and he threatened him but he refused to get out.
But on July 21 father-of-one Lewis Bagshaw turned-up on Piper Crescent in the evening with friends, according to Mr Campbell, and as they pulled up in a Vauxhall Corsa a BMW X5 pulled-up behind with the four defendants armed with a knife.
Mr Campbell said: “Lewis Bagshaw was chased along Piper Crescent and veered to the right seeking refuge away from the street lights into the gardens at the rear and made his way through rear gardens before he collapsed.”
Gul Nawaz Hussain QC, defending, said the 17-year-old was involved in drug-dealing but denies murder. Humphrey claims he had only been a driver and Bennett claims he had no idea of any plan to attack Mr Bagshaw. Ramsey claims he played no part in any violence.
Humphrey also pleaded not guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent to Mr Cutts, but the 17-year-old has pleaded guilty to this charge.
The trial continues.