Jury hears William McKeeneys last words on mobile phone

A murder victim's last words were captured on the mobile phone of one of two men accused of killing him, a court heard.

57-year-old William McKeeney, originally from Malin Head, who was kicked and stamped to death, said: "Is there a problem here, lads? What's the problem?”

One of his alleged murderers then took the phone and said Mr McKeeney had just been "splattered".

Witness Imran Khan said he had a call from a friend called “Noddy”, the nickname of 19-year-old Adel Ishaq, who is on trial with 20-year-old Asif Rehman.

19-year-old Mr Khan, said when he answered he could hear them talking in English and running, and he said they sounded drunk and hyped.

Mr Khan added that he heard a voice he recognised as William McKeeney's, a neighbour in Pollockshields, Glasgow.

He said: "It was an Irish voice and my first thought was that it was Willie's voice. I heard the Irish voice saying, 'Is there a problem here, lads? What's the problem?'".

About five minutes later Mr Khan said they rang again and they told him they had just "splattered" Mr Keeney outside his home.

Mr Khan asked why, and Rehman, nicknamed “Fetch”, replied: "Because the white "C" was getting wide."

He admitted giving a statement to police in which he refused to supply names. Asked why by advocate depute Tim Niven-Smith, Mr Khan said: "Because I didn't want to be a grass."

The trial continues today.