A court heard that two members of a group with schoolgirl Ava White before she was killed were spotted fleeing with a “Rambo-style” knife.
On November 25, 2021, the 12-year-old was tragically stabbed after Liverpool’s Christmas lights were turned on.
A 14-year-old kid has stated that he was defending himself against Ava, despite the fact that he denies murder and manslaughter.
Two of the gang were with her with a knife like one “from the movies,” according to a witness at Liverpool Crown Court.
The accused youngster, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, acknowledged to possessing an offensive weapon but earlier stated in court that he was “scared” Ava would “jump” him and just wanted to “frighten her away.”
He also told the jury that Ava approached him after he saw her and her friends “messing on the floor,” and that one of them warned a buddy to “delete the video immediately or I’m going to stab you.”
Two adolescent males were with Ava and her companions when they had an initial dispute with the defendant in Williamson Square, but had gone before returning after getting a phone call, according to Nick Johnson QC, the defendant’s lawyer.
A video interview with a man who observed the two males rushing past him outside the Yates pub was displayed to the court.
“They raced down from the top of the road… yelling something, and I saw the taller one hand the other person a knife,” the witness claimed.
He described the weapon as “not a kitchen knife,” but rather “one of those from the movies.”
He went on to say that it was a “Rambo-style knife.”
“There’s something sinister about them,” the guy said, adding that he had seen the two youngsters earlier in the evening and suspected they were “up to something.”
He described them as “simply standing there next to one other, not talking, with balaclavas on.”
Mr Johnson stated that the evidence was “very substantial” and that the prosecution did not wish to contest it.
The investigation is ongoing.