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A cleaver threat to car owner

A KNOWLE man whose car was allegedly stolen and used in a robbery - in which a man was shot dead - has told a court that he was threatened with a meat cleaver in his own home.

A KNOWLE man whose car was allegedly stolen and used in a robbery - in which a man was shot dead - has told a court that he was threatened with a meat cleaver in his own home.

Timothy Pennel told the jury at Birmingham Crown Court that two masked robbers had broken into his house on New Year’s Eve last year.

He said that they demanded the keys to two vehicles on his driveway - a red Audi and a silver Volkswagen.

The prosecution claim that the Volkswagen Golf was used as the “key vehicle” in a raid on January 9.

Craig Hodson-Walker was shot dead during the robbery at his family’s post office in Fairfield, Worcestershire.

Christopher Morrissey, 32, from Sheldon and his brother Declan Morrisey, 33, from Shirley, deny the robbery at Mr Pennel’s home.

The siblings, along with Anselm Ribera, 34, from Druids Heath, and Adrian Snape, 25, from Small Heath, also deny the murder of Mr Hodson-Walker and the attempted murder of his father Ken.

Last Friday, jurors had been shown CCTV footage of the Fairfield raid - including the moment that Mr Hodson-Walker was shot.

The trial continues.

 

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