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Young mum tells court of horrific killing of dad-to-be

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A YOUNG mother wept as she told a court how three masked men burst into her room and hacked the father of her child to death with an axe and machete. Danny Gough, 24, was dragged from the bed he was sharing with Kareena Modashia, who was three months pregnant at the time. "I heard a bang, someone coming through the door, it was really loud and woke me up," she told the Old Bailey on Thursday. "Someone shouted – 'police, police' – there were footsteps on the stairs and the next thing I knew they were in the room. "There was a knife in the room which he (Danny) went and grabbed when we first heard the bang but then he put it down because I thought we were being raided when they shouted 'police'. "They entered the room, three guys, and Danny got up and they attacked him. "They ran straight over to Danny, I went to get up and one of the guys squirted something in my face. "My eyes started to instantly burn, I grabbed the pillow to try and wipe it off and by that time the three of them were on Danny. "There was no sounds they were just attacking him, I thought they were fighting – kicking and punching. "I was in shock, I didn't know what was going on. "Then I heard someone say 'dead'. I thought it was Danny saying I was dead but obviously it wasn't. It must have been one of the people that said he's dead. "They ran out of the room…I went to get off the bed and the whole floor was wet. It was blood." Jurors have heard how Mr Gough, also known as Danny McGinty, was murdered at his home in Stockbury Road, Woodside, in December 2010, as part of an "increasingly violent" and escalating feud. One of his alleged killers, Sam Monteith, 32, had been slashed and sprayed with ammonia by a gang involving Mr Gough some six weeks earlier, it was said. Stephen Dougherty, 35, of no fixed address, and Paul West, 29, of Eaton Avenue, Slough, deny murder while Monteith is currently not fit to stand trial. Miss Modashia had been going out with Mr Gough for around three years and gave birth to their son on June 18, 2011. Mr Gough was excited about becoming a father, she told the jury. The trial continues.

Young mum tells court of horrific killing of dad-to-be


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