Jury sent out in Great Yarmouth murder trial

Andrew McGowan.

Andrew McGowan. - Credit: Supplied

The jury hearing the trial of two men accused of stabbing a man to death over a drugs deal has been sent home for the night and is due to continue with its deilberationstomorrow

Warren Ricardo Blake, 18, and Tevin Birmingham, 21, allegedly stabbed Andrew McGowan to death at a Great Yarmouth flat used for drug dealing.

The jury at Norwich Crown Court has heard that violence flared after Mr McGowan turned up at the flat in Dickens Road, with a hammer in the hope of stealing drugs from the two men. Mr McGowan suffered five stab wounds including a fatal one to his heart.

Blake has admitted stabbing Mr McGowan, but claims it was in self-defence

Blake of Thorncliffe Road, London, and Birmingham of William Kett Close, Norwich both deny murder and supply of cocaine on the same date.

Also on trial are Charlene Barber, 34, of Dickens Avenue, Yarmouth, and Kevin Wood, 46, of Nelson Road Central, Yarmouth. They both deny perverting the course of justice by delaying calling 999.

Judge Stephen Holt summed up the case to the jury and told them it was up to them to now reach verdicts: 'It is now over to you entirely.'

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