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Witness 'saw puddle of blood' in man's room.

A WITNESS in the trial of two men accused of murder has told a jury how he went into the dead man's room and saw a puddle of blood.

Ray Williams told the jury at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court he was in David Dunn's room at the Morning Star Inn in Llantrisant Road, Pontypridd on Saturday, February 28, watching TV when Darran Almond, 42, came in and was assaulted by Dunn, 32.

He alleged Dunn pinned him against the wall by the throat and punched him twice.

Mr Williams said he along with others - including Dunn and his co-defendant Stephen John Richardson, 43, who had moved into the Morning Star the day before - were in Dunn's room drinking cider.

He told the court he had checked in on Mr Almond before going out, adding: "I didn't see him on the bed. I saw a puddle of blood on the floor. The bed was all smashed in. There was a puddle of blood on the floor. I didn't see anybody."

He admitted to Christopher Quinlan QC, appearing on behalf of Dunn, that he had seen Richardson "egging" his co-accused on in the earlier assault and telling him to "finish him off".

Dunn and Richardson deny murder.

(Proceeding)

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 11, 2015
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