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Machete attacker, 17, and accomplice found guilty of murder caught on CCTV

A teenage boy and a man caught on CCTV using machetes to kill a 50-year-old father have been found guilty of murder and conspiracy to murder their victim’s son (West Midlands Police/PA)
A teenage boy and a man caught on CCTV using machetes to kill a 50-year-old father have been found guilty of murder and conspiracy to murder their victim’s son (West Midlands Police/PA) A teenage boy and a man caught on CCTV using machetes to kill a 50-year-old father have been found guilty of murder and conspiracy to murder their victim’s son (West Midlands Police/PA)

A teenage boy and a man caught on CCTV using machetes to kill a 50-year-old father have been found guilty of murder and conspiracy to murder their victim’s son.

Footage played to a jury showed Kelvin Ward being attacked by 17-year-old Tyrone Hollywood and Leighton Williams, 28, after his son’s car was rammed in a busy road in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham.

Edited sections of the footage, released by West Midlands Police with the permission of the victim’s family, show Mr Ward trying to evade machete blows in Chester Road on April 18.

Kelvin Ward death
Kelvin Ward death Kelvin Ward, who was stabbed to death in April (Family handout/PA)

The force also released footage of Williams, of North Roundhay, Birmingham, being arrested by armed police after the killing.

Jurors at Coventry Crown Court convicted two other defendants – Rusharn Williams-Reid and Aaron Coates – of conspiracy to murder Mr Ward’s 19-year-old son, who managed to flee the scene.

Williams-Reid, of Orchard Meadow Walk, Birmingham, was cleared of unlawfully killing Mr Ward, while Coates, of Sydney Way, Birmingham, was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter.

In a statement released after the verdicts, the partner of Mr Ward, whose son’s Vauxhall Corsa was initially rammed by a Ford Kuga at a KFC branch and then forced to a halt less than a mile away, called for greater penalties for offenders caught carrying knives and machetes.

The identity of Hollywood, of Findon Road, Birmingham, had been protected because of his age but the trial judge ordered he should be named after his conviction for murder.

All four defendants will be sentenced on January 26.