A MURDER trial jury has heard how a 999 emergency operator tried to save the life of a drug dealer who was stabbed in Bridgwater.

Tyrone Mulinde died from wounds to his arm and heart after allegedly being attacked by two other gang members who had been selling heroin and cocaine for him in Yeovil.

The 20-year-old from London, nicknamed Money, was in Somerset dealing drugs with two other friends named Adam Mulligan and Malik Julouis, when he was killed.

The three men had taken over a top floor flat in Dampiet House, George Street, Bridgwater, when the attack happened just after noon on October 20 last year.

The prosecution say he was stabbed by Nial Koporo in a robbery which was planned with co-accused Olivia Cromwell.

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They had been driven from Yeovil by Mulligan for a meeting with Mulinde but were allegedly angry at not getting a big enough share of the profits.

The jury Exeter Crown Court have been shown CCTV of them and Mulligan arriving at Dampiet House and meeting Mulinde in the lobby before going to a top floor room, where Julouis was already waiting.

The killing happened very shortly after the five people arrived at 12.05. Cromwell made a 999 call four minutes later but rung off. Julouis and Cromwell were seen leaving at 12.11. The 999 operator called Cromwell back and she said it was a false alarm and cancelled the ambulance.

Koporo left the building at 12.23 pm carrying four bags, which the prosecution say contained drugs and blood-stained cash.

That left Mulligan alone in the room with the dying man and he rang 999 before struggling to save his life while receiving instructions from the 999 operator.

Extracts of two calls was played to the jury in which the operator was heard trying to calm Mulligan down and get information about whether the patient was conscious and breathing.

Mulligan did not know the address of the flat and rang off at one point while he went to ask neighbouring tenants for the details.

He told the operator: "He is not awake. There is not much breath. I walked in and I think someone has been stabbed. A man has been stabbed."

He was asked if the attacker was still on the scene. He replied:"No, no, no, no."

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The operator then told him he had to try to stop the bleeding by pressing a towel hard against the chest wound. Mulligan said:"Yes, yes, I'm doing that. It won't stop, the bleeding won't stop."

The female 999 operator got him to put his phone on speaker before telling him how to press harder on the wound and then teaching him how to give mouth to mouth resuscitation and cardio-pulmonary massage.

She then talked him through carrying out each treatment in turn, telling him to blow two puffs into the lungs and then counting 1-2-3-4 as he made the chest compressions.

Mulligan carried on trying his best to save Mulinde until paramedics arrived and took over, although their efforts also proved fruitless and he was declared dead later.

Police visual analyst played a series of CCTV images from 18 different locations which showed Koporo and Cromwell before and after the killing.

It showed that both changed their clothes before heading to Bridgwater station, where there was a brief interaction between them.

Cromwell, aged 18, of Crescent Way, North Finchley, and Koporo, aged 25, of St Stephens Crescent, Westminster, both deny murder.

Cromwell says she had no idea that Koporo was going to attack Mulinde, Koporo says one of the other people in the room carried out the stabbing.

The trial continues...