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Cousins were covered in blood after fatal stabbing, court told

PUBLISHED: 13:03 24 June 2010 | UPDATED: 11:48 23 August 2010

TWO cousins accused of stabbing a man more than 30 times were seen running away from the scene of the attack half-naked and covered in blood, a court heard. Guljinder Singh Gurewal, 35 and Baljinder Singh Kooner, 35, sprinted through the back streets of

TWO cousins accused of stabbing a man more than 30 times were seen running away from the scene of the attack half-naked and covered in blood, a court heard.

Guljinder Singh Gurewal, 35 and Baljinder Singh Kooner, 35, sprinted through the back streets of Gravesend, it is alleged

Gurewal has admitted murdering Kamaljit Singh Kalon, 31, on July 10, 2003 outside an ice-cream kiosk on the promenade.

But Kooner has denied the charge and is on trial at the Old Bailey this week.

Mr Kalon, a married docker, suffered 33 stab wounds to his head, neck and body, including a 7.5cm slice across his neck.

Charles McCann was drinking in The Grapes pub, Milton Road, when he saw a "bare chested" man running through the streets at about 8.30pm.

His statement read: "I had a clear view of this man he was about 10 to 15 metres away from me."

Mr McCann, who was having a drink with a work colleague and a friend of his, said: "I would say he was definitely of refugee origin.

"He was bare chested, he was not wearing anything on his top half. He had quite a bulbous body, although he was not fat."

Minutes later Mr McCann saw a second man, of similar appearance, make his way towards a basement flat where the first man had entered.

Mr McCann heard sirens and went to the police station on his way home.

Shaun Woods, was sitting at another pub closer to the scene of the attack and said he was a 'bit shocked' when he saw two men walking along covered in blood.

It is alleged the two cousins fled the country shortly after the killing, due to a dispute over the victim and Kooner's married sister.

The trial continues.

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