Search

Ricky Hayden killing: Teenager ‘pulled out knife after seeing baseball bat’, court hears

PUBLISHED: 14:30 06 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:30 06 July 2017

Ricky Hayden was stabbed to death last year. Picture: KOSHO BAR

Ricky Hayden was stabbed to death last year. Picture: KOSHO BAR

Kosho Bar

A teenager accused of being part of a machete attack which left a doorman dead told jurors he only got out his knife because a baseball bat was being swung.

The Old Bailey heard how Ricky Hayden, 27, was allegedly murdered by Tommy Roome and Tarrell Hinds outside his home in Gibbfield Close, Chadwell Heath, after he ran outside believing they were about to snatch his brother’s scooter.

Jurors were told former celebrity bodyguard Ricky, his brother Perry, 21, and dad Paul 55, confronted the youths, who were on a moped and wielding a machete, with both Paul and Ricky sustaining injuries – the latter fatally.

The court heard the defendants had gone to Gibbfield Close on Tuesday, September 13 to look for two other brothers, Carter and Latham Jordan, with whom Roome was involved in an ongoing dispute.

Giving evidence, Roome, 19, told jurors they stopped because they thought they saw one of the Jordans’ cars.

Hinds jumped off the back of the moped just as he spotted three men running down the road, he said.

When he saw Paul had a baseball bat, Roome said he put his hand on the handle of his knife.

He told jurors: “They got closer to me. He was trying to hit me. I pulled the knife out of the case. I got hit.

“It was a stand off and that was it.”

Roome told jurors he was not aware he had hit Paul with the knife and the only reason he got it out was because the older man was “swinging a baseball bat”.

He insisted he never intended to try to kill Paul or do him really serious harm.

Roome said he could not restart the moped so he took a pedal bike, which one of his friends had been riding, and left.

Afterwards, he said he stashed the knife in a bin shed and disposed of the bikes and a bloodied jumper he was wearing.

Roome, of Rams Grove, Chadwell Heath, and Hinds, of Manford Cross, Hainault, deny the murder of Ricky Hayden, the attempted murder of Paul Hayden and an alternative charge of wounding with intent.

The trial continues.

Related articles

Latest Barking and Dagenham News Stories

08:00

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Post readers this week.

As a local GP I know only too well the pressures that the NHS faces both here and across the country at the moment.

Fri, 17:52

A Chadwell Heath drug baron who channelled £250,000 crack cocaine and heroin from London onto the sleepy streets of Great Yarmouth was jailed for eight years at Snaresbrook Crown Court today.

Fri, 16:46

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

Fri, 16:15

There will be no TfL Rail services this weekend as engineers continue carrying out track and station improvement works to prepare the line for Crossrail.

Fri, 15:26

More that 7,300 households have been caught without a TV licence across east London in the past 12 months, according to latest figures.

Fri, 07:00

Andy Ginn is associate pro vice chancellor of CU London, a subsidiary of Coventry University based at Dagenham’s old Civic Centre

Thu, 17:32

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is coming to Dagenham - and residents are being given the opportunity to quiz him.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now