CCTV captures chilling final moments of 'unarmed and alone' dad murdered trying to protect son

This is the chilling CCTV capturing the horrifying final moments of a dad trying to protect his son before his tragic murder. Kelvin Ward suffered a single stab wound to the chest during a gang's 'plot to kill his teenage son'.

Distressing footage, previously released by police with the permission of the family, shows the gang chasing the 50-year-old victim in the street before 17-year-old Tyrone Hollywood lunges forward and swipes at him with a machete.

Leighton Williams, aged 28, then delivers a fatal stab wound, leaving Mr Ward, who had been 'unarmed, alone and presenting no threat', to die. The shocking scenes, offering a stark message on the city's knife crime, come as the gang were today jailed for more than 80 years.

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They had plotted to murder his teenage son at a KFC drive-thru, but it sadly resulted in his father being killed in Winward Way, Castle Bromwich on April 18 last year. His son was able to run away and flee on an electric scooter.

Violence unfolded at around 8pm after the gang, riding around in a stolen Ford Kuga, happened to spot the father and son in a Vauxhall Corsa at the KFC on Chester Road. They rammed them and continued to shunt their car as they tried to get away.

The Vauxhall's airbag deployed and it came to a halt, initially trapping Mr Ward while his son ran away. But Mr Ward freed himself and jumped behind the wheel of the gang's Kuga.

He tried running down Hollywood but missed and crashed into railings. Hollywood was handed a machete and zombie knife by Coates and began chasing him. After Williams returned from the failed pursuit of his son, he joined in the attack on Mr Ward and delivered the fatal blow.

Following a trial Williams, of Horne Way, Shard End, and Hollywood, of Findon Road, Ward End were found guilty of the murder of Mr Ward and conspiracy to murder his son. Today, at Coventry Crown Court Williams was sentenced to life with a minimum of 29 years while Hollywood was sentenced to life with a minimum of 19 years.

Co-accused Aaron Coates and Rusharn Williams-Reid, both 18, were also jailed for their roles in the tragedy. Coates, of Syndey Way, Shard End, was found guilty of manslaughter and conspiracy to murder and sentenced to 21 years.

Williams-Reid, of Orchard Meadow Walk, Castle Vale, was cleared of homicide offences in relation to Mr Ward, but convicted of conspiracy to murder his son. He was sentenced to 13 years, six months detention.

Justice Cheema-Grubb stated Mr Ward was 'unarmed, alone and presented no threat' to Williams and Hollywood. She said: "It took a single stab wound to kill Kelvin Ward. No-one should die by a knife in this way if knives were not carried about unlawfully on the streets around our cities.

"Young or older men including all of the defendants who carry knives or associate deliberately with those who do will go to prison for long terms if knives are used to kill. There are no second chances when someone is stabbed to death for them or the perpetrator."