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Film of bike allegedly used by gunman shown

A motorbike that prosecutors say was used by a gunman after he murdered a man at Southampton Rangers Sports Club was seen on CCTV in the White Hill area and Barnes Corner earlier in the day, a court has heard.

Jurors were shown footage of the white motorcycle carrying a driver and a pillion passenger in the afternoon of October 23, 2015, as well as more footage of patrons fleeing the club after the gunman opened fire at about 10.38pm.

Shantoine Prinston Burrows is accused of murdering Rickai Swan and wounding Damiko Gibbons when he opened fire at the club.

Prosecutors allege that Mr Burrows, 25, jumped on a bike to flee the scene and then abandoned the bike outside a property in Spice Hill Road, Warwick before calling his friends to ask them to pick him up. Taj Browne is accused of giving Mr Burrows a lift and being an accessory after the fact to murder.

Yesterday afternoon a Supreme Court jury was shown CCTV taken from Barnes Corner at about 3.34pm, White Hill and outside the club.

CCTV monitor Michelle Romaine explained that she had been asked to trace the movements of motorbike registration number CA 092 by police on the day of the shooting.

Mr Browne’s lawyer, Charles Richardson, asked Ms Romaine: “You loaded the licence plate into the system and asked where it was, and the only time it came up was at White Hill and the Barnes’ Corner?”

Ms Romaine confirmed the lawyer’s suggestion and said she was not asked to look at footage later in the day between 8pm and 11pm.

Mr Burrows denies murdering Mr Swan, using a firearm to commit murder, wounding Mr Gibbons with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm and using a firearm to commit that offence.

Mr Browne, 22, denies being an accessory after the fact to murder. He is alleged to have given Mr Burrows a lift after the shooting. The trial continues.

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