Fatal Sheffield stab victim was ‘shocked and scared’ by knife

Jamie Stewart - murdered on Howcroft Avenue
Jamie Stewart - murdered on Howcroft Avenue
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JURORS have been told about the moment a man accused of murdering a teenager on a Sheffield street handed himself into the police.

Peter Moulson QC, prosecuting at Sheffield Crown Court, said Julie Jones a desk clerk at Ecclesfield police station was on duty when Daniel Parr turned up with his parents on July 23 last year - the day after the death of Jamie Stuart, 19.

In a statement read to the court she said Parr and his parents asked to speak to somebody about a stabbing on Holgate Avenue, Parson Cross, which had taken place the night before.

She said: “I asked his name and what his connection was to it.

Parr replied: “Well I done it.”

Jamie Stuart, of Orchard Close, Eckington, died after he was stabbed four times - including once in the heart.

The jury heard he was approached by Parr and Parr’s cousin Connor Jessop as he made his way home from a 21st birthday party on July 22 2011.

Parr, aged 21, of Broom Close, Rotherham admits manslaughter but denies murder.

A statement from Corrie Lee Jowitt was also read to the jury.

She was at home with her friend when when she received a phone call from Mr Jessop on the night of the killing and he sounded ‘upset and scared’.

She said: “I knew there was something wrong.

“When they arrived Connor told me he’d been with Danny when they saw a lad Connnor had fallen out with a week before.

“Connor and this lad were having a go. Connor said he saw Danny with a knife. He was really scared and shocked.”

She said Parr described Mr Stuart backing away as if he knew he was about to be stabbed and begging ‘please don’t’.

The trial continues.