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Mark Nesmith petrol station killing: Three men remanded in custody until next month

Correspondent 19th Jun, 2017

THREE men accused of being involved in the killing of 35-year-old Mark Nesmith, who was stabbed on the car park of a Coventry petrol station, have been remanded in custody.

Uzair Hussain and Sebastian Vastaki-Barsby appeared in the dock together at Warwick Crown Court on Friday charged with the murder of Mr Nesmith on June 11.

Peter Grieves-Smith, prosecuting, said the two men are co-defendants of Tyler Smith, who had appeared at the court the previous day facing the same allegation of murder.

The charge follows an incident at shortly before 2am when Mr Nesmith was stabbed on the car park of the 24-hour BP service station in Butts Road, Spon End.

The 35-year-old tattoo artist was in a critical condition, and police enquiries into the stabbing turned into a murder investigation after he died the following day.

Fergus Bloomer, for Hussain (24) of Craners Field, Radford, Coventry, said: “There can’t be a bail application today, but there will be in due course.”

And Tom Schofield, for Vastaki-Barsby (18) of Barkers Butts Lane, Coundon, also told the judge: “I don’t make a bail application today.”

Mr Grieves-Smith indicated the prosecution would object to bail being granted to either of the men.

The case against Smith (21) of Attoxhall Road, Wyken, Coventry, had already been adjourned until July 14. Judge Richard Griffith-Jones has remanded him in custody until then.

So the judge adjourned the case against Hussain and Vastaki-Barsby until the same date, when it is anticipated the murder charge will be put to all three of them.

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