January 14, 2022 11.12 am

Lincoln stabbing victim Sam Davies killed in ‘planned’ hit, court hears

Seven men and a youth on trial for murder

Seven males accused of murdering of a Lincoln man were back in court as the trial heard victim Sam Davies was killed in a ‘planned’ hit.

Mr Davies, 23, died after being found with stab wounds in a property in Coleridge Gardens on May 27 last year.

Seven defendants will stand trial over Sam’s death, which began on January 12 and is expected to be an eight-week process. They are Billy Gill, 21, of Hatcliff Gardens, Daniel Heydari, 25, of Chestnut Street, Joe Jameson, 24, of Whitehall Terrace, Eimantas Gochman, 20, of Sturton Close, Eric Kesel, 19, of Browning Drive and Charlie Wakefield, 21, of Broxholme Gardens. A 17-year-old male cannot be identified due to his age. The defendants all deny murder, while Mr Jameson also denies making threats to kill.

Nottingham Crown Court heard on Thursday (January 13) that Mr Jameson and Mr Heydari arranged for Mr Gochman to carry out the violent attack, according to the BBC.

The report also states the court heard Mr Davies suffered two significant wounds, inflicted by a large hunting knife. It added that video footage played to the jury showed what was claimed to be Mr Gochman running away from the scene of the attack “at speed”, before slipping over.

Mr Davies had moved to Nottingham around a week before his death, but had returned to Lincoln after being caught stealing from a friend of Mr Heydari. His move from Lincoln had also coincided with him falling out with Mr Jameson.

The trial continues.

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