A Hells Angels prospect does not know how blood from a rival biker gang member stabbed in Blindley Heath ended up on his clothes, a court has heard.
Przemyslaw Korkus said his only theory was that bags given to him by a man named “Artur” while he was helping another man move house had the blood on them.
Korkus is one of seven men on trial at Kingston Crown Court over the attack at the Forman Institute in November 2018.
Answering questions from his defence barrister, Jon Harrison, on Thursday (July 5), Korkus explained about his whereabouts on both November 7 2018 – the day of the attack – and the previous day.
Korkus told the court on November 6 he went to Slough Hells Angels’ clubhouse, near where he lives, where he was told about a meeting in Surrey “sometime between 6pm and 7pm” of the Red Devils motorcycle club near Godstone railway station.
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A Google Map screenshot showing a route from Slough to Godstone railway station was found on his phone by police following his arrest.
Korkus said he did not initially commit to going to the meeting as he was not a member of the Red Devils but thought he would probably go as there was going to be a man at the meeting he wanted to speak to.
On the day of the attack, Korkus said that at around 5pm three men, Artur and two other men he did not know – one called Adam – came to his house.
He said the men offered him £70 to help them move some belongings as the man he did not know was moving from Surrey to Slough.
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It is believed he was asked to drive to St John’s Meadow – a location very near the Forman Institute and Godstone railway station – but Korkus told the court that was a coincidence.
Once there Korkus says the three men got out of the car and walked off in the direction of the A22 where he lost sight of them.
Around 40 minutes later they returned and gave him two full bags which he put in the boot of the car, he told the jury.
Korkus told the court that he then phoned Bartoz Plesniak, one of the co-defendants, who told him that the Red Devils meeting had been cancelled and they then drove home to Slough together in convoy.
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The car of Tamas Tomacsek, another of the co-defendants, was also in the convoy but Korkus said that he was not aware of this at the time.
The three cars were spotted travelling away from the Forman Institute by cameras on a police car responding to reports of the attack, the court heard.
David Clarke’s blood – one of the alleged victims – was found on jogging bottoms, a hooded jacket, shoes and a snood all belonging to Korkus.
A glove found by police on St John’s Meadow had Korkus’s DNA on the inside, as well as the DNA of an unidentified person, and Mr Clarke’s blood on the outside, the jury was told.
When asked about these findings by Mr Harrison, Korkus said: “I have thought long and hard about how that happened. I can’t explain it.”
He said his only thought was that the blood had been on the bags passed to him earlier that he had put in the car.
Under cross-examination, prosecutor Richard Hearnden suggested: “Artur you think brought bags covered in wet blood back to your car.
“Artur got you in trouble for something you haven’t done but yet you haven’t been able to help police find him.”
But Korkus said that he did not know where Artur lived and had only met him a few times before agreeing to help him and the other men.
Mr Hearden also examined evidence that showed Korkus purchased a box of 100 latex gloves on November 7 from a shop in Slough.
A box of gloves was found in Korkus’s car after he was arrested which had eight pairs missing. The glove with Korkus’s DNA on it and Mr Clarke’s blood on the outside matched these gloves.
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Korkus told the court that he brought gloves like this regularly as he used them to carry out repair work on his motorbike and car.
However, Mr Hearnden suggested: “You brought gloves deliberately knowing you were going to commit a crime.”
Closing his evidence for the day, he added: “David Clarke’s blood is on your boots, it is on a glove with your DNA inside, it is on your jogging bottoms and your jacket. This is not circumstantial evidence.”
The trial has previously heard the alleged attack at the Forman Institute in November 2018 left six members of the Vikings and Wargs motorcycle clubs requiring hospital treatment and turned the institute’s outbuilding into a scene of “bloody carnage” .
All seven men – Korkus, Jimi Kidd, Bartosz Plesniak, Ladislav Szalay, Tamas Tomacsek, Piotr Zamijewski and David Jacobs – deny involvement in the attack.
The trial continues.