An alleged killer accused of stabbing a record label boss to death with a Swiss Army knife during a barbershop brawl is facing a retrial.
Anthony Allen, 34, allegedly knifed Crispin Siddon, 34, in front of horrified customers and staff at Cutz Barbers in Harlesden, northwest London, on the afternoon of May 5 this year.
Jurors heard Siddon tried to defend himself with an afro comb during the fight and then staggered towards West Middlesex University Hospital before he collapsed in Craven Park Road.
Just over an hour after he was fatally wounded, at 3.25pm, Allen was seen by a doctor at the West Middlesex University Hospital.
Mr Siddon, a rapper known as 'Skeng' who co-owned GB Records with hip hop star Corleone, suffered a fatal stab wound which penetrated the left lung and heart and later died in hospital. Allen was charged with murder and possession of a knife and stood trial at the Old Bailey.
On Thursday (October 19) the jury was discharged after they failed to reach verdicts.
The Recorder of London, Judge Nicholas Hilliard, QC, said: "It obviously sometimes happens that a jury cannot reach agreement.
"The case will be retried by a different jury."
The date of the retrial will be fixed at a later hearing. Allen, of Tillet Close, Neasden, northwest London, denies murder and possession of a knife.
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