Gang accused of killing Dollis Hill roofer show ‘no remorse or regret’ court hears
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Luke Fitzpatrick was stabbed to death on May 19 last year
A gang accused of stabbing an innocent roofer to death on the night of the Champions League final have shown ‘no remorse or regret,’ a court heard.
Luke Fitzpatrick, 25, was killed after a mob of up to 15 youths stormed the Ox and Gate pub in Dollis Hill, on May 19 last year.
The Old Bailey heard ringleader Christopher Walters, 23, of Lovett Way, Neasden, was trying to get revenge after being ‘humiliated’ by one of the drinkers in a shop across the road.
The drinkers managed to repulse the attack but Mr Fitzpatrick was attacked after he chased the group up the road.
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His father Bernard, 56, was also stabbed as he tried to tend to his dying son.
Prosecutor Brian Altman QC, making his closing speech to the jury, said that the stabbing took place only one-and-a-half minutes after the storming of the pub.
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He added: “The senseless loss of life of a treasured and cherished son and the callous stabbing of his father, quite incredibly at the time he was trying to save his son’s life.
“There is no remorse or regret by anyone here in the dock.”
The prosecutor said Walters and two 17 year-old boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, could be convicted of the murder even if the jury were not sure who caused the fatal injury.
He said it did not matter that Luke was not the intended target of the attack on the pub.
Walters, and the two boys deny murder, attempted murder and the lesser alternative of wounding with intent.
Walters admits violent disorder but the two 17 year-olds deny the charge.
Four others also deny violent disorder relating to the attack on the pub.
The trial continues.