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BREAKING NEWS: Man Faces Court After Stabbing Drug Dealer in Andover

Back in April, a 28-year-old man by the name of Tommy Ferris from London was fatally stabbed in Andover, Smannell  Road. This took place at around 1:00 am on 13th April 2018

Zandee Smith, 21, tried to take back his stolen items off Tommy Ferris body while a police officer was performing CPR, Winchester Crown Court was told.

Opening the trial, Simon Jones, prosecuting, said the victim died from four stab wounds to the upper body, including an 18cm-deep cut which pierced his lung.

After being robbed of money, drugs and his mobile phone, the defendant initially walked away before running back to Mr Ferris and attacking him, he said.

“This was an action borne out of revenge, not self-defence,” Mr Jones told the jury.

Drug users in the alleyway heard Mr Ferris warn Mr Smith not to deal drugs on his patch, and then witnessed the attack, he said.

The defendant, of Octavia Court, was arrested three days later in Bradford, the court heard.

He repeatedly answered “no comment” during two days of police interviews, the jury was told.

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC, defending, said there was no dispute that Mr Smith had fatally stabbed Mr Ferris after being robbed at knifepoint.

The trial continues.