Keelan Wilson murder trial: Attack on teen described as being like 'piranhas feeding'

An attack on 15-year-old Keelan Wilson by a group of youths which resulted in his death has been described as like “piranhas feeding” by a witness, a trial heard.

Keelan Wilson, aged 15, was found fatally stabbed near his home in the Merry Hill area of Wolverhampton prompting a major murder investigation
Keelan Wilson, aged 15, was found fatally stabbed near his home in the Merry Hill area of Wolverhampton prompting a major murder investigation

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.

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