Gavin Moon murder trial: Accused 'confessed he had been involved in a stabbing' in hours after stabbing, jury told

A man on trial for murder appeared "shifty" and confessed he had been involved in a stabbing when he arrived at a relative's address in the hours after the killing, jurors have heard.

Tuesday, 25th June 2019, 17:45 pm
Gavin Moon, 31, who was found dead after he was stabbed inside a flat in Trafalgar Road, Sulgrave, Washington, on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

Luc Barker, 29, and Brian Goldsmith, 47, are accused of using a "large knife each" to murder 31-year-old Gavin Moon in an attack in January.

Both men deny murder and are being tried by a jury at Newcastle Crown Court.

Jurors have today seen a video recording of Goldsmith's nephew being interviewed by the police.

The nephew told detectives his uncle arrived at his flat in Sunderland on the evening of the stabbing and added: "He came in and seemed a bit shifty and he told me everything."

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During the video, the nephew told investigators he did not know any of the people involved, but said his uncle had told him he had gone to a flat in Washington with a lad and there was trouble with a lad called "Moon", who he said pulled a knife."

The nephew said Goldsmith had told him he had been punched in the head during the "argy bargy" before the knife was produced and added: "He punched my uncle to the face, the top of the head.

"He walked out of the room, came back in and then that lad tried to pull a knife or something like that.

"My uncle apparently stabbed him after that, I don't know exactly what happened, but along those lines."

Barker, of Trafalgar Road, Washington, and Goldsmith, of Wayman Street, Sunderland, both deny murder.

The trial continues.