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The dream for the people of Colwyn Bay was the Restoration of the Pier. This was a beacon of hope for the town, but now with it's destruction looming, its demolition goes against the public's wishes. This town has nothing left to give, or fight for. It's just another example of another loss to a once Loved town who's glory years have long since faded.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Colwyn bay - Colwyn Bay murder: Knife taken to home “as a joke”
A YOUNG man jointly charged with murder told a jury yesterday he took a knife to the home of a man who was stabbed to death as a joke.
Sacha Roberts, 19, of Woodlands Road West, Colwyn Bay, along with Gordon Harding, 20, and his girlfriend Ashleigh Robinson, and a girl aged 16, all deny murder.
Antoni Robinson, 61, is alleged to have been stabbed 15 times – some to the back and the neck – in the bedroom of his bungalow home in Llanelian Road, Old Colwyn on July 7 last year by Gordon Harding, the boyfriend of Mr Robinson's daughter, Ashleigh.
Roberts told the murder trial jury at Mold Crown Court: "I thought, should I take this as a joke? It was not anything serious. I didn't even think anything about it."
Giving evidence, Roberts said he had not been into the bedroom that night.
Asked if he had at any stage given any encouragement to Harding to do what he did, he replied "I did not".
Roberts was asked if at any stage he thought that when Harding went into the bedroom with his Commando style knife, that he was going to injure Mr Robinson.
He again replied: "No I did not.”
Roberts claimed that Harding took the knife off him in the hallway.
Asked if, when he himself had the knife in the hallway, that he had it there for the purpose of injuring Mr Robinson, he replied: "No".
Roberts later told the jury he had just picked up the knife before going to the bungalow, where he believed the others were simply going to recover some jewellery from a safe.
He said he had just tagged along, did not give any thought to the knife, and did not know if Mr Robinson would have been home that night or not.
The former French polisher died after what the prosecution say was a tragic family dispute about money, jewellery and property.
His blood covered body was found on his bed.
He had multiple stab wounds including one wound which had gone straight through the neck.