Ac­cused ‘went to driv­ethru after fa­tal stab­bing’

COURT HEARS DRUG DEAL IN BOATYARD TURNED VI­O­LENT

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TWO killers tucked into a McDon­ald’s cheese­burger and fries after bru­tally stab­bing a stu­dent to death in Uxbridge, it is al­leged.

Mo­hammed Khalid, 20, and Neville Bowen, 24, vis­ited a McDon­ald’s driv­ethru and tucked into a burger and a rasp­berry rip­ple after mur­der­ing Kyle Bowen, 23, in Water­loo Road, a court heard on Tues­day Oc­to­ber 3.

Pros­e­cu­tors at the Old Bai­ley claim the pair ar­ranged to sell Kyle Bowen and his friend Dedan McLaugh­lin, 23, up to two ounces of cannabis for £200.

But the drug deal, near a boatyard in the street on May 6, turned vi­o­lent when Kyle punched Khalid in the face and tried to grab the drugs with­out pay­ing, the court heard.

Ju­rors were told by pros­e­cu­tor Sarah White­house, QC, that Mr McLaugh­lin ran up a stair­well and watched as Kyle was re­peat­edly stabbed dur­ing the bru­tal brawl.

“Neville Bowen moved for­ward and reached into the bag he was car­ry­ing,” she told the court on Tues­day Oc­to­ber 3. He pulled some­thing out, al­though Dedan couldn’t see what it was. He scram­bled back up the stairs, leav­ing his friend at the bot­tom.”

She added: “He looked down from the stairs and saw the stocky black male – Neville Bowen – jab­bing his hand in and out of Kyle.

“Dedan could not see the weapon. Mo­hammed Khalid then came up and started kick­ing and punch­ing Kyle.”

The 23-year-old vic­tim, an en­gi­neer- ing ap­pren­tice from Hayes, man­aged to stag­ger to a nearby friend’s house and mur­mured “I’m go­ing to die” be­fore he bled to death.

Paramedics could not save Kyle Bowen and pro­nounced him dead at 3.05am at St Mary’s Hospi­tal.

Ju­rors heard CCTV footage and au­to­matic num­ber plate recog­ni­tion cam­eras link Khalid and Neville Bowen, who is not re­lated to the vic­tim, to the stab­bing.

They re­port­edly fled the scene in a black Ford Fo­cus and stopped to buy fast food at the McDon­ald’s in Old Kent Road, South­wark.

The court was shown a re­ceipt for a dou­ble cheese­burger, a rasp­berry rip­ple, a large coke and fries.

Bowen’s Ford Fo­cus was later filmed ar­riv­ing back at his Lewisham flat at 3.27am.

Khalid, of Sir John Cass Hall, Well Street, Hack­ney, East Lon­don, and Bowen, of Break­s­pears Road, Brock­ley, south east Lon­don, each deny one count of mur­der.

The trial con­tin­ues.

Kyle Bowen, 23, was stabbed to death on May 6

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