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Stabbing trial hears defendants declined to answer police questions
3:00pm Saturday 6th October 2012 in News
TWO suspects in a plan to murder a man on his doorstep declined to answer police questions when they were arrested.
Dale Frame, 25, Broxbourn Drive, South Ockendon, and Edwin Schreech-Powel, 30, of Garth Road, South Ockendon, are alleged to have been part of a group involved in a plot to kill a man at his home in Clacton earlier this year.
But a jury heard on Friday how both men did not give police their version of events after they were arrested.
Frame made a no comment interview and Schreech-Powell made a statement saying he did not know the victim of the attack, Jamie Usedon.
Chelmsford Crown Court has heard how the two men were allegedly involved in a plot to murder Mr Usedon.
He was attacked and stabbed outside his home in Dudley Road, Clacton, in March this year and only survived thanks to the quick actions of neighbours and paramedics.
Mr Usedon, a 23-year-old demolition worker was was on his way home after working a night shift on March 15 this year when the incident took place shortly after 6am.
Daniel Yates, 40, of Araglen Avenue, South Ockendon, and Frame are alleged to have been the knifemen who had been driven to the scene by taxi driver Robert Knight, 50, of Lowlands Road, Aveley.
The fourth man, Schreech-Powell, is alleged to have planned the operation.
All four deny conspiring to murder Mr Usedon.
Yates told police after he was arrested he knew nothing about the attack on Mr Usedon.
"I do not know anybody from Clacton," he said.
Knight told police he drove two men he did not know to Clacton at least three times before the attack.
He did not see the attack and has told the court he did not know what the men were going to do.
The defence case is expected to start Monday.
*The trial continues.