CCTV footage shows a self-proclaimed killer allegedly attempting a “bloodbath” on his neighbors, in which a father of three was stabbed to death and two others injured.
Can Arslan, 52, is on trial for the murder of Matthew Boorman, who was stabbed 27 times in his front yard after coming home from work.
Bristol Crown Court heard Arslan was sparked by “anger and revenge” at fellow residents in his village who had tried to evict him for years for his antisocial behaviour.
After repeated warnings to police and his victims — including telling an officer of his murderous intentions the day before — Arslan carried out the attack on October 5, 2021.
The entire incident in the village of Walton Cardiff near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, was captured on CCTV and doorbell cameras and some of the footage has now been released by police after being shown to the jury in court.
The released video focuses on the aftermath of Arslan fatally wounding Mr Boorman, 43, and injuring his wife Sarah Boorman by stabbing her in the leg while trying to save her husband.
Footage shows him walking barefoot around the corner to the house of Peter Marsden – another neighbor who had also been involved in the legal proceedings to get him out of his house – and also assaulting him.
The CCTV footage shows Arslan walking through a patio door into Mr Marsden’s kitchen and then being forcibly removed – after stabbing the neighbor a total of eight times.
The court heard that Arslan was also targeting another neighbor in the small village of Walton Cardiff.
But he was stopped by a group of heroic heroes who gathered in the street to corner him until the police arrived.
One of the men was off-duty police officer Steve Wilkinson who can be seen on camera armed with a piece of wood and beating Arslan with it to try to stop the attack.
During the trial, Arslan learned that he had targeted neighbors who had complained about his antisocial behavior and had him evicted from the house in a long-running dispute over a shared driveway.
CCTV showed the jury that Arslan was also on Mr Boorman’s lifeless body and what witnesses claimed was a “triumphant” cigarette.
He was eventually tasered by the police and arrested.
Arslan has admitted to attempted murder, GBH with intent and struggle, but denies the murder of Mr. Boorman on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
The process continues.
Additional reporting by SWNS