Gloucestershire

Dolton Powell murder: Jordan Barclay jailed for life

Jordan Barclay Image copyright Gloucestershire Police
Image caption Jordan Barclay was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 20 years

A teenager has been jailed for life for murdering a man at a party in Gloucester.

Jordan Barclay, 18, was found guilty of stabbing Dolton Powell, 21, outside All Nations Community Centre on 23 August 2015.

Seven other men from Bristol, also charged with Mr Powell's murder under the joint enterprise law, were cleared at Bristol Crown Court.

Barclay was handed a life sentence and must serve a minimum of 20 years.

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Image caption Dolton Powell died after being stabbed in the neck outside the All Nations Community Centre

The court heard Mr Powell's friend, Elijah Sutherland, had argued with one member of the group in the centre's car park.

This prompted the group to go back to a car and arm themselves with weapons, including knives, before Mr Sutherland was stabbed in the arm, leg, back and hand.

'Died within a minute'

Mr Powell then remonstrated with the group and smashed the passenger window of their car before he was stabbed in the neck, the court was told.

He staggered across the car park before collapsing and died "within a minute", prosecutors said.

After deliberating for two days, the jury at Bristol Crown Court found Barclay guilty of murdering Mr Powell and wounding Mr Sutherland with intent.

He was sentenced to 10 years for stabbing Elijah Sutherland which will run concurrently to his life sentence.

Nico Daley. 18, of Dermot Street, Bristol, was also found guilty of wounding Mr Sutherland with intent and was jailed for eight years.

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