Moment killer holds pitchfork ‘like javelin’ before plunging it to man’s head

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This is the chilling moment a cold-blooded killer ran behind his victim before stabbing a pitchfork into his head.

Victim Stephen Bellamy, 33, died from his injuries after being rushed to hospital after the attack on April 26.

CCTV released by Humberside Police shows him walking down Rutland Street in Grimsby talking on a phone alongside a woman.

Unbeknown to him, killer Stephen Beach and his "getaway driver" Luke Teague, both 39, were in a car watching on.

Seconds later, Beach got out of the car holding a garden tool like a javelin as he followed the couple on the street.

Stephen was stabbed in the head with the sharp tool went into his brain.

He fell to the ground and Beach got into Teague's car before they fled the scene and later abandoned and burned the car in remote countryside.

Beach, of Ashbourne Court in Scunthorpe, and Teague, of Brunswick Road, denied murdering Stephen but they were both convicted by a jury at Hull Crown Court after a trial, reported Grimsby Live.

Beach admitted guilty of a lesser charge of manslaughter but Teague denied that offence.

He admitted assisting an offender by driving Beach away from the scene and destroying the car by fire after the murder.

The court had heard the murder was an act of "revenge" after an earlier argument between Beach and the victim.

Detective Superintendent Christine Calvert said: “Firstly, I would like to acknowledge and commend the courage and strength Stephen Bellamy’s family have displayed throughout the course of this investigation and trial.

"This was a brutal and cowardly crime carried out by Beach and Teague and it will have understandably shocked and saddened the community.

"I hope these individuals are now facing a significant prison sentence, and this goes some way to providing closure for Stephen’s family, and offers reassurance to the community that the pair cannot cause any further harm."

The pair are due to be sentenced on Thursday January 13 at a court to be arranged.

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