A "pimp" stabbed a man in the chest after a Hessle Road prostitute stole his money during "sexual contact", a court heard. The victim, who was "probably" Latvian, suffered a wound 3cm deep that was "very close to the heart", Hull Crown Court heard.
Aiden Dinsdale, 23, of Gleneagles Park, east Hull, is on trial and denies wounding with intent, and an alternative charge of unlawful wounding.
The victim spent the night of December 17 last year drinking with friends. They were on their way to buy more alcohol from Asda in Hessle Road, west Hull, in the early hours of the next day when he was injured. His group, a man prosecutors say is Mr Dinsdale, and the prostitute, were captured on CCTV in the area at the time.
Opening the case, Paul Genney, prosecuting, said: "Eventually, [the prostitute] approached this group and offered sexual services. Apparently twenty pounds. [The victim] agreed, and therefore him and [the prostitute] turned off Hessle Road." The man's three friends waited as the pair are seen on CCTV going down Rosamond Street.
Mr Genney told the jury of eight women and four men: "The victim says he handed over twenty pounds. But at some point or other in their sexual contact she stole the rest of his money, another forty-five pounds, and immediately she made off." She was pursued by the victim and an argument broke out involving her and the group.
Mr Genney said after walking past the group, the man said to be Mr Dinsdale, who was carrying an orange plastic bag, walks back carrying a knife. It was not clear on the footage at what point the victim was stabbed, but he at first thought he had been "punched", Mr Genney said, and chased after the man before collapsing in Hessle Road. The prostitute, who was stopped from leaving by the victim's group, used her phone to call police.
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