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Bodycam footage captures moment police arrest killer with blood on his hands

Press Association logoPress Association 12/09/2018 By Josh Payne, Press Association
a man looking at the camera: Martin McDermott was apprehended by police moments after stabbing Leslie Salmon to death inside a Derby hostel (Derbyshire Police/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Martin McDermott was apprehended by police moments after stabbing Leslie Salmon to death inside a Derby hostel (Derbyshire Police/PA)

Bodycam footage has captured the moment a police officer arrested a bloody-handed murderer minutes after he stabbed his victim.

Pc Richard Edge approached killer Martin McDermott with a taser gun in the garden of Burdett Lodge bail hostel in Derby in August last year, Derbyshire Police said.

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McDermott had moments earlier stabbed 44-year-old Leslie Salmon in the neck in a “senseless and unprovoked attack”, with the footage showing the murderer with blood still on his hands.

Salmon © Provided by The Press Association Salmon

Mr Edge received a commendation for his bravery and McDermott, previously of Bass Street, Derby, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 25 years at Nottingham Crown Court in February.

The officer had entered the hostel where he found Mr Salmon and organised for medical assistance before making his way into the garden to confront the attacker.

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