Gabor Sarkozi murder trial hears he suffered multiple injuries
A murder trial has been told how a take-away delivery driver was beaten to death, sustaining 21 injuries to his head and face.
Gary Bland, 41, and nephew James Siree, 22, both of Rhyl, deny murdering Gabor Sarkozi, who worked for a Chinese take-away at Meliden in Denbighshire.
A Home Office pathologist told the jury at Mold Crown Court he had been struck several times with considerable force.
The trial before Mr Justice Griffith Williams is proceeding.
Dr Alison Armour went through the details of 21 external injuries she found to the delivery driver's face and head and then detailed his internal injuries.
She found extensive bruising and multiple fractures to the cheek and nasal bones.
"This man was the victim of a violent assault where he was punched, kicked and stamped many times to the head and face region," she said.
End Quote Dr Alison Armour Home Office pathologist
The degree of force required to produce such severe injuries was in my opinion considerable”
The immediate cause of death was described as blunt head trauma which included multiple facial fractures.'Multiple blows'
There was also bleeding to the surface of the brain.
Dr Armour, a pathologist for 25 years, said that it was impossible to say how many blows were struck but that there had been multiple blows.
"The degree of force required to produce such severe injuries was in my opinion considerable," she said.
The prosecution say that Mr Sarkozi was attacked twice by two men, once near the village of Meliden and later close to the Happy Garden take-away where he worked.
The prosecution say that following the second alleged attack, the defendants fled across a field before they were arrested a short time later by police near an area called the Dizzy Bends.
They had blood on their clothing and footwear which forensically linked them to a kicking assault on Mr Sarkozi, claimed prosecutor Elwen Evans QC.
During the hearing on Wednesday, witness Mike Routledge became emotional when he told the jury that while he knew Mr Sarkozi and would see him two or three times a day, he did not recognise him the night he found him lying beaten outside his home.
As paramedics were dealing with the injured man, he said that he saw two men wearing hooded tops come out of the alley and walk away.
He said that he found it "bizarre" that they did not even look towards the two ambulances which were at the scene.
The trial continues.