Saturday, September 30, 2023

Darnley Road Trial: Day 2: Murder accused seen in Grays with blood splattered clothing

A TEENAGER ON TRIAL for murder was seen in Grays High Street with blood splattered clothing soon after it is alleged that she stabbed a man to death, a court heard.

Priscilla Scamp, 18, Centurion Way, Purfleet is charged with the murder of Daniel “Dave” Thomas at 38a Darnley Road, Grays at or near to the 13th April,last year.

Scamp was seen by her friend Paige Collier in Grays High Street on Tuesday April 13th.

Miss Collier told told the jury at Chelmsford Crown Court that she remembered the date well as it was her birthday.

“I saw Priscilla near to the railway station. She had a scratch on her hand, she had lost a tooth and had blood all over her leggings.

“I asked her what happened. She pulled her leggings down and showed me. She said Kevin did it to her (her ex-boyfriend).

“All of a sudden, she smacked me in the face. I said to her: You’re supposed to be my mate and you punch me of all things.

“I walked away and got the train to Purfleet. Priscilla did as well. When she go off she was met by her brother Lenny. I heard her speak to her mother on the phone. She said: “Mum, I’ve done something stupid.”

Prosecuting counsel, David Houlburn QC asked Miss Collier to describe the relationship between Priscilla Scamp and Daniel Thomas.

She said: “I didn’t see any relationship. She was living there from the end of March. She had been thrown out by her mum at the beginning of March. She then lived with us for a couple of weeks before my mum threw her out.

“She started living at “Dave’s”. He fed her, gave her money, gave her his bank card but all she did was wind him up.

“They didn’t argue much but boy when they argued, they really argued”.

Priscilla scamp denies the charge of murder.

The case continues.


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