Trial begins in London of man accused of killing Inishowen native

The trial has begun at the Old Bailey in London of a man accused of murdering a Donegal emigrant in December of last year.

31 year old Keith Stewart denies murdering Inishowen native Seamus Gill in Ealing Broadway.

52 year old Mr Gill, originally from Desertegney outside Buncrana died in hospital three days after the attack, which happened outside the Shanakee Pub at Ealing Broadway in West London.

The father-of-two lived with his wife Anne in Hanwell.

Mr Gill was knocked to the floor while on a night out on Sunday, December 6, 2009. The Old Bailey was told that 31 year old Keith Stewart struck him so hard that he fell to the ground like a ton of bricks. The court was told that Stewart, from Windsor Road in Ealing. then stamped on his face while he lay unconscious on the ground.

His son Fergal and a friend had already been knocked to the ground by Stewart according to witnesses.

The trial continues.