Jury sees CCTV of murder

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CCTV footage of a former soldier being murdered was shown in court today (Wednesday).

Ian Mark Smith, 22, of Boycott Way, South Elmsall, died from head injuries after being attacked on Barnsley Road, South elmsall on February 19.

A jury at Leeds Crown Court watched images of him being chased by four men from the Mega Love takeaway on Barnsley Road, around the market carpark and back to the Post Office on Barnsley Road.

The footage also showed blurry images of Mr Smith being attacked by a group of people.

John Dean Richardson, 44, of Wakefield Road, Fitzwilliam, Neil Brown, 29, and Bradley Jake Parkin, 22, both of Mallard Mews, South Elmsall, and Liam Mark Ackroyd, 22, of Bell Lane, Ackworth, all deny murder and violent disorder.

John Simon Richardson, 23, of Kinsley House Crescent, Fitzwilliam, pleaded guilty to murder on Thursday.

The trial continues.

See tomorrow’s Express for a report on proceedings so far.