Rupert Doley was sat in his car in Strathfield Walk, in the Merry Hill area of Wolverhampton, when he saw “four or five youths” run to a taxi where Keelan Wilson was on May 29, 2018.
He told Wolverhampton Crown Court he saw them run past the front of his car towards the taxi – holding what he at the time believed to be either “a pole or baseball bat”. He then saw the group attacking an individual on the floor.
The trial so far:
Wolverhampton Crown Court had previously heard Keelan was stabbed more than 40 times on that night.
Brian Sasa, of Long Ley, Heath Town; Nehemie Tampwo, from Fern Grove, Bletchley; Tyrique King, of Chelwood Gardens, Bilston; and Zenay Pennant-Phillips, whose home address cannot be made public, have all denied murdering Keelan Wilson.
Giving evidence, Mr Doley told the court: “I heard a commotion – shouting, yelling. I looked over in that direction – they were clearly giving someone a beating who was lying on the floor. They were all involved.
“By the time I recognised what was happening it was over. It was like piranhas feeding. It was awful.”
The trial continues.