Knifeman slashed at neighbours after stabbing a man 27 times in court CCTV

This is the moment a knifeman allegedly tried to break into a neighbour's home after he is accused of stabbing another man to death in front of his wife.

Can Arslan is accused for stabbing dad-of-three Matthew Boorman 27 times on his front lawn in Walton Cardiff, Gloucestershire, on October 5, 2021.

Bristol Crown Court heard Arslan's stabbing spree was fuelled by "anger and revenge" against fellow residents in the village of Walton Cardiff near Tewkesbury.

Locals were said to have been trying to evict him for several years due to his anti-social behaviour and a long-running dispute about a shared driveway, ahead of Mr Boorman's death.

CCTV and doorbell security camera played for the jurors at court shows Arslan trying to force his way into the home of another neighbour, Peter Marsden.

The 52-year-old is seen walking barefooted towards Mr Marsden’s home, followed by off-duty police officer Stephen Wilkinson, who is seen brandishing a large piece of wood.

"Stand still now," Mr Wilkinson told Arslan. "Don't you go down there."

Arslan breaks the lock on the door and struts into the back garden before the footage cuts and appears to show him wrestling with Mr Marsden in his kitchen.

Mr Marsden was stabbed eight times before being forcibly removed as Mr Wilkinson arrived swinging at Arslan with the wood plank while screaming at Mr Marsden to "shut the door".

The knifeman picks his cigarette from the floor and stares inside through the glass.

The video continues to show Arslan walking back out onto the street where the off-duty officer pleads with him "put the knife down".

Residents armed with golf clubs, bats and planks of wood joined forced to contain Arslan until police arrived.

During his police interview, Mr Marsden said he had just got back from work and was making dinner when he says Arslan stormed into his kitchen with a knife and stabbed him eight times.

"He had such a hatred look. I instantly dropped what I was doing and ran towards him shouting 'get out get out'," he said.

"At the time I did not know he had a knife on him — I maybe would have reacted slightly different if I knew. I ran to him and got my arm under his arm and forced him out the house.

"I got him out about half way — then saw someone else come around the back. I did not know who it was and did not know if he brought someone else with him. Then I saw this bloke swing a plank of wood that caught Mr Arslan on the back or the back of his head."

Mr Marsden said he sustained six stab wounds to his abdomen and two to the shoulders. He needed an operation to repair both his bowel and an artery.

Arslan has admitted the attempted murder of Mr Marsden, causing grievous bodily harm to Mrs Boorman, and a charge of affray, but denies murder, claiming he was in the grip of a psychiatric disorder.

The trial continues.

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