A pathologist has described the wounds a Norfolk teenager suffered after he was stabbed to death in a town centre.

Alfie Hammett, 19, and Joshua Howell, 18, have both been charged with the murder of Raymond James Quigley, from Wymondham, on January 17 last year on Ipswich's Westgate Street, as well as possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Hammett, of Rushmere St Andrew, in Suffolk, and Howell, from Ipswich, both deny the charges and are on trial.

Consultant forensic pathologist Dr Benjamin Swift performed the post-mortem examination on 18-year-old Mr Quigley and told a trial at Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday that he suffered four stab wounds to the torso and said severe force was used.

One of the stabs to the chest was so forceful it went through the breast bone and through two major blood vessels of the heart, travelling to a depth of 12cm.

Dr Swift said there was an area of pink bruising around the wound, which sometimes indicates the handle of the knife or the hand holding it had impacted against the skin during the stabbing.

This wound could have been fatal alone, but another wound went through the liver and caused serious internal bleeding, he told the court.

Mr Quigley collapsed and died primarily as a result of these two stab wounds but there were two more to his back, the court heard.

Witnesses tried to help Mr Quigley when he rushed into the Cards Direct shop immediately after the stabbing but were unable to save him.

There were no defensive wounds found in the examination.

The court also heard from PC Sam Barton, from Norfolk police, who said he identified Hammett from a CCTV image the police sent to officers following the stabbing in an effort to find a suspect.

PC Barton had previously interviewed Hammett in 2022 and said he could identify him based on "distinctive features".

However defence barrister for Hammett, Stephen Rose KC, cross examined PC Barton and questioned whether he could actually identify any distinctive features given the man in the image was hooded and his face partially covered.

Mr Rose asked PC Barton if he had reassured himself that Mr Hammett was the man in the image by looking at his custody picture before writing a witness statement, but PC Barton denied this.

The trial continues.