Hull man killed in 'unprovoked' New Year's Day attack

Steven Herbert Image copyright Humberside Police
Image caption Steven Herbert, 34, died on Beverley Road in Hull on 1 January

A man died after an "unprovoked" attack by three people on a Hull street, a court has heard.

Prosecutors at Hull Crown Court said 34-year-old Steven Herbert was the "innocent victim" of a violent assault on Beverley Road in the early hours of 1 January.

Samuel Jordan, 22, Soul Humphries, 22 and Tiffany Clark, 23, all from Hull, deny Mr Herbert's murder.

The trial continues and is expected to last three weeks.

The court heard Mr Herbert suffered 12 separate injuries to his head, face and neck, as well as internal bleeding to his brain stem.

Opening the prosecution case, Andrew Robertson, QC, described the attack on Mr Herbert as "a fast moving, violent incident".

Mr Robertson said: "This was a joint attack by all three, totally unprovoked, we the crown submit that each is guilty of murder".

The trial of Mr Jordan of Yarmouth Avenue, Mr Humphries of Rawcliffe Grove, and Ms Clark of Victor Street continues.

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