Playground stab victim Danny Parekh 'left to die' as attacker laughed, court hears
A TEENAGER was seen "smirking and laughing" as a man lay bleeding to death after being stabbed 16 times in a park, a court heard.
By the time paramedics found Danny Parekh in the park off Oakleigh Street, Old Basford, he had suffered massive blood loss and his lips had turned white.
Mr Parekh, 21, of Thorner Close, Bulwell, had a cardiac arrest and died on the way to the Queen's Medical Centre on July 8 last year.
Joshua Davey, who was 20 and living in Deptford Crescent, Bulwell, at the time, is accused of murder along with a 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons.
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John Pini QC, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court the boy had kicked a girl in the mouth, which led Mr Parekh hit him on the head with a metal pole in front of friends.
Mr Pini said the boy told Davey what had happened and they "set out together to exact revenge".
He said: "He had a score to settle. His pride had been badly hurt, he was humiliated in front of the girls."
Mr Pini said Mr Parekh had tried to run away but was overpowered by Davey and stabbed with "severe force" with a kitchen knife, while the teenager looked on through railings in a nearby alleyway.
The court heard the attack lasted ten minutes, with Mr Parekh being stabbed in his legs and buttocks.
Davey is alleged to have said "it's a Bestwood thing" to his victim.
Mr Pini said: "It was an utterly merciless act on an utterly defenceless man.
"[The teenager] looked on smirking and laughing, he got his revenge and the pair ran off together."
A post-mortem examination revealed one stab wound was 4cm long and 6cm deep, while another was 5cm long and 7cm deep.
The most damage was caused by a thrust that severed Mr Parekh's femoral artery.
Mr Pini told the court that earlier in the evening the teenager went drinking with friends in Bulwell.
After drinking spirits the teenager did what Mr Pini described as a "foolish act" and kicked a girl in the mouth.
This girl – who also cannot be named – went to find Mr Parekh to tell him what had happened.
Mr Parekh armed himself with a "small metal pole" and went looking for the teenager.
When he found him he hit him round the head.
The jury were shown CCTV images of the two defendants walking around Bulwell in search of Mr Parekh.
The hearing continues.