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Mark Walsh had drunk ‘12 or 13’ pints of lager when pub was stormed by armed mob
A pubgoer recalled how he tried to resuscitate a roofer who was stabbed to death in Dollis Hill on the night of the Champions League final
Mark Walsh had already drunk ‘12 or 13’ pints of lager when a group of black men in hoodies tried to storm the Ox Gate pub in Coles Green Road, Dollis Hill, the Old Bailey heard.
He and others joined the victim Luke Fitzpatrick, 25, in chasing the gang away up the street before being hit on the back of his head with a bottle on May 19 last year.
Mr Walsh said he then noticed Mr Fitzpatrick lying on the ground face down.
He said: “They rolled Luke over and gave him mouth to mouth. I helped to give CPR. I saw blood on his chest.”
Mr Fitzpatrick’s father Bernard, 56, was also stabbed in the stomach and legs as he tried to tend to his dying son, the court heard.
Mr Walsh admitted that his memory of events was not very good because he was ‘very drunk at that point.’
It is claimed Christopher Walters, 23, of Lovett Way, Neasden, led the violence in revenge for an earlier row with another drinker at the convenience store opposite.
Walters and two 17-year-olds from Mill Hill and Cricklewood, deny murder, attempted murder and the lesser alternative of wounding with intent.
Walters has admitted violent disorder but the two 17 year-olds deny the charge.
Four others also deny violent disorder relating to the attack on the pub: Ali Abdallah, 20, his older brother Hamad Abdallah, 26, and Mustafa Bereima, 20, all of Ainsworth Close, Dollis Hill, and Rafael Dejesus, 25, from Feltham.
Dejesus also denies assisting an offender by driving one of the 17 year-old men away from the scene.
The trial continues.