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Blackberry party stabbing trial

Ashley Charles denies murdering Preston telephone executive 37 year old Phillip Sherriff at the corporate event in London

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Phillip Sherriff 'died horrifically'

"Philip Sherriff died horrifically in a way that is almost too ghastly to describe.

"The moment Charles severed his artery, Philip had no chance of surviving.

"Since that moment, Charles has shown incredible remorse, but sadly not for Philip Sherriff, only for himself.

"I hope his conviction will bring some sense of justice to the family who have been devastated by Philip's murder. He truly was a decent, hard-working family man who in no way contributed to his own demise.

"This case highlights that one single second of aggression has fatal consequences for some and a life-changing impact on so many."

– Detective Inspector Richard Beadle

He appealed to people to remember Mr Sherriff and "walk away" if tensions build up at a bar.

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