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Swadlincote murder trial: CCTV 'clearly shows stab attack'

The Empire in Swadlincote on Sunday 10 April
Image caption The teenager was stabbed outside the Empire Bar on West Street in Swadlincote on 10 April

An unarmed teenager was stabbed through the heart outside a bar after a party, a court has heard.

Dante Francis, 17, of Leicester died several days after the attack, a jury at Nottingham Crown Court was told.

Dominic Halliday-Fox, 21, of Derby, denies the murder of Mr Francis outside the Empire Bar in Swadlincote, Derbyshire on 10 April.

The prosecution said CCTV footage clearly showed Mr Halliday-Fox stabbing the teenager.

After the footage was shown in court, prosecutor Peter Joyce QC said: "You have seen with your own eyes what is plainly murder."

'Standing still'

Mr Francis was first confronted by Mr Halliday-Fox's girlfriend in the smoking area of the bar in the early hours of 10 April, the jury heard.

Later, CCTV shows Mr Francis walking away outside the bar with Mr Halliday-Fox, who threw "a couple of punches" at him, the court was told.

Mr Halliday-Fox then stabbed Mr Francis with a knife he took from his waistband, Mr Joyce said.

He said Mr Francis was "unarmed and standing still" at the time of the attack.

Adisa Richards, a friend of Mr Francis, was also attacked by the defendant and two of his friends, suffering head injuries, the court heard.

Mr Francis was taken to a Derby hospital for treatment and later transferred to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he died on 12 April.

The trial continues.

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