Father of traveller murder suspect feared being battered to death


The father of a teenager who killed two travellers in a turf war over a caravan pitch told a court: ‘If I had not left; I’d be dead.’ Nelson Smith Jr, 18, stabbed Nathan Oakley, 18 and Barry Street, 32, to death with a carving knife during a brawl at the West Meadows Traveller Site in Ipswich, on December 8th. Smith claims he grabbed the weapon and attacked the two men to stop them from viciously beating his father, Nelson…

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