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Chilling footage exhibits killer heading off to tenting journey after stabbing dad to loss of life

Chilling footage exhibits killer heading off to tenting journey after stabbing dad to loss of life

Alexander Layton was within the driver’s seat of his automobile when he was attacked, in full view of his four-year-old, sitting in a booster seat within the rear of the automobile in Thornaby, Teesside

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Alexander Layton captured on CCTV after ‘horrifying’ homicide of James Stokoe

A relaxed-seeming killer set off on a tenting journey second after stabbing a dad to loss of life in entrance of his son.

Alexander Layton was caught on film wandering away from James Stokoe’s BMW on May 15, 2020 in Thornaby, Teesside.

He had plunged a kitchen knife into the defenceless dad six occasions, leaving him for useless, Gazette Live reported.

The 40-year-old was within the driver’s seat of his automobile when he was attacked, in full view of his four-year-old, sitting in a booster seat within the rear of the automobile.

Layton had taken at the very least 4 of his anti-anxiety drugs and drank beer that morning.

James Stokoe along with his younger son



He walked dwelling and altered his garments after the assault, stashed his blood-stained backpack in a cabinet after which set off for a deliberate tenting journey in Great Ayton.

Layton, who claimed in court docket that he was traumatised and in shock after stabbing Mr Stokoe, stopped a girl close by to ask what had occurred.

The girl instructed him a person has been killed.

The video subsequent exhibits Layton, who continues to be carrying the homicide weapon, catching a bus to Coulby Newham the place he goes into Tesco to purchase beer and a scratchcard.

He later buys some hashish earlier than strolling to Great Ayton the place he cooked salmon on a campfire and threw the knife he killed Mr Stokoe with away.

As Layton was tucking into the fish police had launched an enormous homicide investigation and have been looking for Layton.

Layton appeared calm as he made his approach on a tenting journey


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In court docket Layton claimed he was intending handy himself into police after his tenting journey.

When police discovered him the subsequent day he was ordering pizza in a takeaway in Great Ayton.

Layton is because of be sentenced at Teesside Crown Court at present for the homicide of much-loved automobile dealership employee.

A jury discovered Layton responsible of homicide and on a second cost of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

The assassin, wearing an open-necked shirt and lightweight gray go well with, appeared surprised as the decision was learn out.

Alexander Layton has been convicted of homicide


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The jury reached its verdict in simply over two hours earlier than there have been shouts from the general public gallery of “Oh my God” when it was learn out.

The trial heard that Mr Stokoe had needed to brake arduous to keep away from hitting Layton, who bought off a bus and seemingly walked throughout the busy street with out wanting.

The assassin was present in a pizza store by police


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Mr Stokoe stopped his automobile and bought out, shouting at Layton: “What the f*** do you think you’re doing? I almost ran you over. I’ve got a kid in the car.”

But Layton continued to stroll throughout the street.

Mr Stokoe drove his automobile throughout the twin carriageway to confront Layton earlier than an argument lasting a number of seconds broke out.

Layton then leaned into the open automobile door and stabbed James Stokoe to loss of life, holding onto the automobile with one hand for leverage.

The assault was seize on the dashcams of horrified passing motorists.

Residents, peering out of their home windows after listening to the commotion, noticed the homicide.

A nurse rushed out of her dwelling and commenced CPR on Mr Stokoe, whereas a boy in a passing automobile dialled 999.

A crowd of individuals additionally desperately tried to assist.

Meanwhile Layton had fled to his dwelling the place he readied himself to go tenting.

Mr Stokoe was pronounced useless lower than 20 minutes after the assault.

Mr Stokoe’s household made an emotional tribute to him following the assault


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“Nothing will ever bring back our beloved James and we have to live with the consequences of what happened for the rest of our lives,” his family said in a statement.

“He was a much loved husband, father, son and son in law and he is dearly missed by all of us.

“James was treasured by so many people with his wonderful, kind and gentle nature and his loss to us all is unimaginable.”

Senior Investigating Officer, momentary detective superintendent Helen Barker, mentioned: “James Stokoe was topic to a horrifying assault which subsequently ended his life in essentially the most tragic approach.

“This was a shocking incident which occurred in the presence of James’ young son, which will undoubtedly have had a huge effect on him.

“The loss of life of James has had a traumatic impression on his complete household and my ideas stay with them at this tough time.

“Today, Alexander Layton has been found guilty of this horrendous attack and I hope that any sentence handed down will provide some form of comfort to James’ family.

“Even although this can by no means deliver James again, we hope that Layton receives a prolonged custodial sentence.

“I would like to acknowledge the bravery of James’ family throughout this investigation. This has been harrowing for them and they have acted with incredible dignity throughout this ordeal.

“Lastly, I want to take this chance to thank the numerous witnesses who got here ahead to help officers with their investigation and I’d additionally wish to thank all of the officers and workers who attended the scene and investigated the crime afterwards.”

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