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Accused ‘confessed to killing’ of special constable

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A BOUNCER accused of stabbing a female special constable allegedly confessed to the killing, saying “it was me or her”, a court heard.

Jason Jones is alleged to have murdered Nisha PatelNasri, 29, at her home, on the orders of her cheating husband, Fadi Nasri.

The Old Bailey heard that while he was on bail for the murder, Jones admitted stabbing the part-time police officer during a conversati­on in a bar.

An acquaintan­ce of Jones, Daniel Fox, told jurors: “He said to me that he was sent to this policewoma­n’s house to intimidate her.”

Mr Fox said Jones admitted he had gone to the house in Wembley, north London, with three other men, one of them “Nash” – the nickname of codefendan­t Tony Emmanuel.

“He said he went into the house and the police officer, she had a knife in her hand. She had a knife and he didn’t,” said Mr Fox.

“He said ‘when someone’s in front of you with a knife, it was me or her’ and he stabbed her in the leg. He said she’d died because he had hit the main artery.”

Mr Fox, who admitted that he had been in trouble with the police before, said he told officers about the conversati­on with Jones when he was being held at a station on another matter because he wanted to “clear his conscience”.

Limousine hire boss Nasri, 34, of Barnet, north London; Jones, 36, of Manor Park, east London; and Emmanuel, 42, a driver, of East Ham, east London, each face a charge of murder.

Also accused is drug dealer Rodger Leslie, 38, of Bells Hill, Barnet. All four men deny the charges.

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