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Barry stabbing: Jordan Brown guilty of friend's stab murder

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image captionJordan Davies has been described as a "much loved" son, brother and father of two children

A man has been found guilty of murdering his friend in front of Christmas shoppers after a row.

Jordan Brown repeatedly knifed Jordan Davies, 23, outside a supermarket in Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Brown, from Holton Road in the town, had denied murder but the 25-year-old was convicted at Cardiff Crown Court.

Jurors were told that he sent a video message to his young daughter after the attack on 16 December saying: "I've messed up big time".

In the message, he said: "I won't be away forever. I didn't mean any of this. I love you."

Brown, 25, had said the stabbing was self-defence but he was found guilty by a jury. He will be sentenced on Friday.

Prosecutor Michael Jones said friends heard Brown shout: "I ain't scared of you. I am going to batter you. I'll take you round the corner and give you a pasting."

image captionJordan Davies, 23, died in the street after being stabbed in the chest, stomach and arm

Mr Jones said Brown then ran back to his nearby flat and retrieved a flick knife from his bedroom.

The court heard that when Brown returned one friend told him to calm down, but Brown replied: "Nah, I'm on my way to cake him."

Mr Jones said the friend took that as slang for a stabbing.

The jury was told that Brown then attacked Mr Davies and stabbed him in the chest, stomach and arm.

'Immensely grateful'

Mr Jones said Brown then ran home, changed his clothes, hid the murder weapon in a chest of drawers and disposed of the clothing in a nearby alley.

Mr Davies, from the Barry area, was pronounced dead at the scene of the attack.

After the hearing, Det Insp Matt Powell described Mr Davies, from the Barry area, as a "much loved" son, brother and father of two children.

The investigating officer from South Wales Police said Mr Davies "received tremendous support" from local shops and shoppers who tried to help after the attack.

"I know the family are immensely grateful for all the effort that went to save Jordan's life," he said.

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