Son of church minister was stabbed to death in Harlesden with two knives, court hears

David Headlam was stabbed in Drayton Road

David Headlam was stabbed in Drayton Road - Credit: Archant

A woman watched in horror as a church minister’s son was stabbed to death outside her front door in Harlesden, a court heard today.

The resident later told police one of the killers of 18 year-old David Headlam seemed not to care that she saw the attack.

She told The Old Bailey: “While I was watching him, he didn’t give a s**t. He was very very angry.”

The witness, who does not want to be named, gave her evidence through an interpreter from behind a curtain in the court.

She was in the living room of a house in Drayton Road, when Mr Headlam was cornered in her front garden and stabbed at least three times.

The witness described the main attacker as short and wearing a dark-coloured hoodie.

She was so shocked by the violence that she initially told police there had been a shooting, jurors heard.

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Mr Headlam, son of Pentecostal church minister Bishop Alonzo Headlam, was chased before being cornered and stabbed in the legs.

He suffered two fatal stab wounds to the right thigh and as a third wound to the back of the left thigh, the court heard.

Mr Headlam, who lived in Donnington Road, Willesden, was heard pleading ‘don’t stab me, don’t kill me’ before he was murdered, it is claimed.

Pathologist Dr Robert Chapman told jurors Mr Headlam also suffered several cuts to her face but had no defensive injuries.

He said one of the fatal wounds had a width of 2.9cm while the other had a width of 1.2cm, indicating they may have been caused by different knives.

Idris Daud, 19, of Anton Place, Wembley, T’Shai Ennis, 19, previously of Wembley now from Slough, and Ayman Koshin, 18, of Summers Close, Wembley, all deny murder.

The trial continues.