Woman ‘ran over boyfriend after he clicked with one other girl at a celebration’
A bloke who was run over by his girlfriend had “clicked” with one other girl at a celebration simply hours earlier than, a courtroom has heard.
Alice Wood, 23, is accused of murdering her boyfriend Ryan Watson, 24, close to their dwelling in Rode Heath, Cheshire, final yr. Today (Tuesday, December 5) Chester Crown Court heard from get together visitors who had been with the couple earlier that night.
They had been at a sixtieth birthday bash for a service person of the Headway mind harm charity, the place Mr Watson labored as a assist employee, the courtroom heard. Tiffany Ferriday, who attended the get together along with her mum sat at a desk with Mr Watson and Wood. She described Mr Watson, whom she had met a number of occasions earlier than, as “very happy”, “jolly” and “bubbly”.
She informed the courtroom: “Ryan was the light of the table. He was dancing with us all, he was involving everyone. Alice didn’t really seem to get involved.” Miss Ferriday confirmed to the courtroom that she and Mr Watson had “clicked” and agreed Wood was “pretty much left out” of the dialog.
She stated that at one level, Wood informed Mr Watson: “Watch what you’re drinking.” Miss Ferriday stated she felt like she was “getting stared at” by Wood for a lot of the night time. In cross-examination, Miss Ferriday agreed she thought Wood was looking at her due to the best way she and Mr Watson behaved with one another. Gudrun Young KC, defending, recommended she might “perhaps hardly blame her”.
The courtroom heard Miss Ferriday left the get together earlier than Mr Watson and Wood however shortly after 11pm obtained three missed calls from an Instagram account known as Ry, which she later discovered was Mr Watson’s account.
The witness, who broke down in tears at factors throughout her proof, stated she tried to ring again however that there was no reply and she or he despatched a message saying “who’s this?” In a press release which was learn to the courtroom, the couple’s neighbour Elaine Abbott stated that a while after 11pm she heard the footsteps of two folks she believed to be Mr Watson and Wood returning to their dwelling on Oak Street. She stated: “I heard Ryan shout something like ‘oh God, not this again’. I then heard footsteps walking away.”
Rebecca Callister, who lives on Sandbach Road, informed the courtroom she was woken by the sound of metallic crunching at about 11.30pm and when she appeared out of the window, noticed a person arguing with somebody inside a automotive. She stated she noticed the automotive shifting forwards in the direction of the person. She added: “It looked like it was designed to intimidate and scare them a little bit.”
The prosecution allege Wood “lost her temper” and killed Mr Watson, hitting him along with her Ford Fiesta and driving 158 metres with him beneath the automotive.
She denies homicide and the trial continues.
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