Kirsty Treloar death: Sister tells of fatal knife attack

A Fiat Stilo, the car in which the suspect is alleged to have fled with the victim, is removed by police
Image caption The prosecution has said Kirsty Treloar's body was found in Myles Williams' car

A student has told a court how she tried to save her sister, a new mother, from a deadly knife attack, in London.

Gemma Treloar pleaded with Myles Williams to spare Kirsty, 20, and even grabbed the knife from his hand, the Old Bailey heard.

Kirsty was stabbed 29 times in Hackney on 2 January - three weeks after she gave birth to her daughter.

Myles Williams, 19, of Clapton, east London, denies murder, attempted murder and wounding with intent.

The court has heard that Kirsty was attacked in the bedroom of her parents' home in Hackney.

Car abandoned

Gemma, 24, told the court: "I grabbed the knife when he pulled it back up and he pulled it out of my hand, and I tried to get up off the bed but I could not."

She said Kirsty pleaded, "Myles, please stop this", but he grabbed her arm while she was crying.

"I said 'Please don't hurt her'. Kirsty looked at me and said 'Gem, let me go'," Miss Treloar added.

After the attack, Kirsty was dragged into the street and into a car.

Her body was found in the abandoned car two miles away, behind wheelie bins, the Old Bailey heard.

Earlier arrest

Prosecutors said the attack came within eight hours of Mr Williams, 19, texting Kirsty on 1 January saying his New Year's resolution was not to hurt her again.

Kirsty died with 29 stab wounds after texting Williams to say that she did not want to see him that day.

Shortly after giving birth to their daughter three weeks early, the court heard Mr Williams had been arrested on an earlier occasion after dragging Kirsty along the street.

He was taken to court and released on bail on condition that he did not contact her, the Old Bailey jury was told.

The case continues.

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