Michael Duck QC, of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, is acting for the prosecution in the case of the murder of Mohammed Miah at Birmingham Crown Court. The court heard that defendant Paul Emmerson, held onto pedestrian Miah by the strap of his shoulder bag as he drove his Volkswagen Caddy through West Bromwich town centre.
The attack, in the early hours of March 17, 2018, took place after the two men – who were unknown to each other – were seen to exchange words outside the Prince of Wales pub in George Street. Miah, from Tipton, was dragged more than 150 yards up the high street before falling from the vehicle, suffering catastrophic head injuries. He had been struggling to keep up with the moving vehicle and eventually fell as it accelerated through a red traffic light at the junction of High Street and Trinity Way, landing heavily.
CCTV footage showed Emmerson speeding away without stopping after Mr Miah fell. Paramedics treated the casualty at the scene before taking him to hospital but he died later that day.
Emmerson, of Kemp Road, Kitts Green, denies murder.
The trial continues.