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Man jailed for murder after gig

Graphic designer Ashley Charles was jailed for a minimum 14 years at the Old Bailey, after being convicted of murdering telephone executive Phillip Sherriff after a Jessie J gig in London.

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Duncan Penny, prosecuting: 'It happened very, very quickly'

Duncan Penny, prosecuting, told the trial Charles had been trying to get free beer at the bar at the promotional event organised by BlackBerry, the company Mr Sherriff worked for.

CCTV showed Charles grabbing the bottle and plunging it into Mr Sherriff's neck.

It happened very, very quickly indeed - perhaps one second, one second to take a life.

– Duncan Penny, prosecuting

Mr Sherriff began to bleed profusely as vital blood vessels had been cut.

Mr Penny said the clash came about just after midnight after Jessie J and other performers had left.

As people tried to help Mr Sherriff, Charles was detained by security staff.

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