David Gaut: Child killer's final moments before he was 'stabbed 176 times by vigilantes'

CCTV footage shows the final moments of child killer David Gaut before he was allegedly stabbed more than 170 times by ‘vigilantes’.

Gwent Police in Wales have released footage of the 54-year-old just hours before he was allegedly murdered by a neighbour.

Convicted killer Mr Gaut was stabbed more than 150 times while still alive and another 26 times after he died, it is claimed.

He is also said to have had his fingernails cut off post-mortem.

The footage shows Mr Gaut buying tickets at a train station before the alleged attack at his neighbour’s flat on the evening of August 2 last year.

CCTV footage shows the final moments of child killer David Gaut before he was stabbed to death

Mr Gaut was filmed buying train tickets just hours before the alleged attack in a quiet Welsh village

He can be seen in CCTV footage wearing a wearing a white shirt, baggy jeans and a dark bomber jacket.

He was filmed walking along Caerphilly train station in South Wales at 11.39am on the same day he died.

David Osborne, 51 and Ieuan Harley, 23, are standing trial for allegedly stabbing their new neighbour to death after he was released from a 33-year jail term.

Newport Crown Court heard the men "lured" Mr Gaut to a flat to murder him.

Mr Gaut, 54, on a platform at Caerphilly Train Station in south Wales

It is alleged his body was dragged back to his own flat in Long Row, New Tredegar, and attempts were made to clean up the scene of the killing, dispose of bloodied clothing and set fire to a car to destroy incriminating evidence.

Mr Gaut had been jailed for murdering a 17-month-old boy but moved into a flat next door to Osborne on his release.

He was babysitting his girlfriend’s son Chi Ming Shek – known as Marky Pickthall – when he battered, kicked and burned the sole of this child’s foot.

Mr Gaut was stabbed 150 times while still alive, it is claimed

Osborne and Harley, of New Tredegar, Gwent, deny murder.

Harley also denies perverting the course of justice, which Osborne admits.

A third man, Darran Evesham, 47, also of New Tredegar, denies perverting the course of justice.

The trial continues.

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