Homeless man covered in water by rail workers is convicted killer who said victim 'deserved to die’

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

The homeless man who garnered a wave of sympathy after he was filmed being covered in water by two Southern Rail Workers is a convicted killer.

Toby Sawyer stabbed drinking pal Gary Moultrie three times in a row and was jailed for five years for manslaughter.

But he said he had no regrets and that stabbing people was just ‘part of life’ and that his friend ‘deserved to die’.

Homeless man Toby Sawyer said he had no regrets about stabbing a friend to death (SWNS)
Sawyer garnered sympathy after he was filmed being covered in water by Southern Rail workers (SWNS)

The 46-year-old spoke whilst tucking in to a pizza given to him by an unsuspecting well-wisher.

Sitting in the same spot outside Sutton train station, where staff tipped a bucket of diluted bleach on him yesterday, Sawyer admitted he was a convicted killer.

The row erupted when Moultrie painted Sawyer’s face with white emulsion and a fight ensued back in 1999.

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Sawyer, then aged 27, appeared at the Old Bailey in November 2000 and was handed a five year manslaughter sentence.

Speaking of his conviction, Sawyer said: “I killed my friend, Gary Moultrie, I stabbed him to death. I stabbed him three times, it was a little knife.

“He painted my face. I was at his house. He was my best mate.”

The rough sleeper has been given accommodation for the week by the council by the council following the incident (SWNS)

When asked if he regretted it, Sawyer responded” “Do I f***.

“He won’t do it again. He deserved to die.”

The rough sleeper, who has been given accommodation for the week by the council and Southern Rail following the “disgusting” abuse by rail staff, even boasted that he had stabbed others.

He said he’d stabbed “quite a lot of people” and it is “a part of life”.

Sawyer listed several prisons he had spent time in over the years – including high security Belmarsh in south London.

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