This is the moment two knife-wielding killers were arrested just minutes after tricking their way into a flat and stabbing a father-of-three to death.
Nicholas Bridge, 18, and Daniel Onofeghare, 20, were today jailed after they left Anthony Williams bleeding to death on the floor.
They were spotted at a train station on their way to London and surrounded by officers armed with Tasers.
Police caught them after the 999 handler who took the call from the murder scene linked it to a second call about suspicious men at a station within 40 minutes of the crime location.
Police rush to apprehend the killers after a 999 handler linked their sighting at this train station to the call from the murder scene
Nicholas Bridge, 18, (left) was convicted of murder and jailed for life and Daniel Onofeghare, 20, (right) received 15 years for manslaughter
The thugs targeted Mr Williams after using a stooge to knock on the door of the flat where he was staying to trick their way in. The 36-year-old suffered multiple stab wounds in the three-minute frenzied attack.
Despite friends calling for the emergency services he died shortly after paramedics arrived at the Horsham apartment in west Sussex.
The jury was told the duo had gone to the flat on September 22 last year to carry out a revenge attack over the loss of some drugs.
Bridge, of Brixton, south London, was convicted of murder and jailed for life while Onofeghare of no fixed address, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 15 years after a three-week trial at Hove Crown Court.
Mr Williams (pictured) was stabbed in a brutal attack before the killers left him to bleed to death on the floor
A spokesman for Sussex Police said: ‘While at the flat, Tony and his friends heard a knock at the front door so one of them went to the door to see who it was.
‘They recognised the man at the door, so opened it to let him in. However, unbeknown to the friends in the flat, Bridge and Onofeghare were stood behind the caller.
‘Armed with knives, Bridge and Onofeghare forced their way into the flat. Bridge said Tony’s name and then instantly lunged at Tony with a large knife striking the first, of what would prove to be, fatal knife wounds.
‘Onofeghare stood watch and his intimidating and threatening behaviour prevented anyone from helping Tony in his time of need.
The pair were spotted at a train station after forcing their way into Anthony Williams’ home and killing him
‘Just three minutes after arriving at the property Bridge, Onofeghare and another man swiftly fled from the flat.’
The pair were arrested at Littlehaven Railway Station 40 minutes later when received another 999 phone call to say two men were acting suspiciously.
‘The quick thinking contact handler was able to match their description to the previous call from Tony’s friend and made officers aware,’ said the spokesman.
‘Officers rushed to the station, less than two miles away from the flat, and arrested the two men, Bridge and Onofeghare.
A 999 call handler alerted police when she linked a sighting of suspicious males with the call from the murder scene
‘The pair were searched and in their possession was a rucksack with the murder weapon – a knife – stashed inside, along with a BB gun and Bridge’s T-shirt.
‘All of this was seized as vital evidence. Forensic analysis later showed that blood found on the weapon and T-shirt matched that of the victim. Traces of blood were also found on Onefeghare’s clothing.’
Mr Williams said after the sentencing: ‘As a family we have always been strong and close. The past months since September 2017 we have all been living, in what can only be described, as our worst nightmare.
‘Tony was kind, wise and caring. He was the first born child of five close siblings and he was a brilliant brother, attending every award evening throughout his siblings’ educations.
The killers were jailed today after they left Mr Williams to bleed to death on the floor following their brutal attack
‘He was a doting father of three beautiful boys, very family orientated and a loving partner.
‘The impact of our tremendous loss is shown through pain and anxiety throughout the family. Tears are shed on a daily basis and an overwhelming feeling of loss is felt by us all.’
Detective Chief Inspector Emma Heater said: ‘Although these convictions can never undo what Bridge and Onofeghare did, I hope it will bring some justice for Tony’s family and friends.
‘This was a horrific planned and targeted attack by a teenager and a young man.
‘The pair were at the flat for just three minutes and in that time they inflicted an extreme level of violence, leaving the premises before anyone could comprehend what had happened.’