CCTV captured a mother-of-two's last moments as she walked the streets alone before she was allegedly stalked and killed.
Caroline Coyne was filmed by cameras in Thorneywood Mount, Thorneywood, where
her body was found hours later.
Police recovered the footage as they pieced together the 28-year-old's
movements leading up to her death.
They found Ms Coyne, of Top Valley, and her alleged attacker, Carl Powell, had
been in the same area. She was walking quickly, say prosecuting lawyers, and
Powell appeared to be walking after her.
A sequence of clips of Ms Coyne and Powell were shown to jurors at his trial at
Nottingham Crown Court yesterday. The soundless recordings were played on
The last time Ms Coyne was seen on the footage she was 180 metres from where
her body was found, on a path by a house in Thorneywood Mount in July last
Footage from a police car retracing Ms Coyne's final steps from the Punch Bowl
pub in Porchester Road, Mapperley, to the street where she was found was shown
to the jury.
Ms Coyne and the defendant had been standing together for a short time near
She was captured on camera later that morning leaving Porchester Road and going
into Thorneywood Mount. She had been walking quickly when she came into view
and appeared to break into a jog.
It is alleged Powell appeared to be walking after her with his hood down. The
next time they came into view, Ms Coyne had crossed the road.
The defendant was now on the opposite side of the road to her, but parallel to
her, and allegedly looking directly at her. At 1.22 that morning, Powell was
filmed on CCTV running in the opposite direction, with the hood of his coat
raised. Prosecutors say Powell was fleeing the scene having attacked Ms Coyne.
Roy Fletcher found her body outside his home at 8.40am.
A recording was made by police of the scene and the path where Ms Coyne lay
covered by a blanket. A post-mortem examination found she died from head
Powell denies murdering Ms Coyne.
He is also alleged to have attacked a second woman in the early hours of August
24 last year. He denies false imprisonment, false imprisonment with intent to
commit a sexual offence and sexual assault in relation to this woman, a
21-year-old who had been out with a friend.
Powell, 23, of Carlton, is alleged to have put his hands around her throat and
dragged her into the grounds of the City College site, in Carlton Road.
CCTV was shown of them out separately that night in Nottingham and later of them
walking up Carlton Road.
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