Teenager, 17, was 'butchered by rival postcode gang

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A teenager was butchered by members of a rival postcode gang who stabbed him 15 times and smashed a bottle over his head to 'settle the score' in a postcode, a court heard.

Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, 17, was attacked just yards from his family home in Ipswich on June 2 this year, a trial at Ipswich Crown Court was told.

Oliver - Glasgow - QC - Prosecuting - Tavis

Oliver Glasgow QC, prosecuting, said Tavis was murdered by rivals who were seeking revenge following an incident hours earlier in Ipswich town centre.

Five men and a 16-year-old boy deny Tavis's murder.

Mr - Glasgow - Tavis - Friends - Group

Mr Glasgow said Tavis was friends with a group calling themselves Neno or The Three, after the IP3 postcode and the Nacton area of Ipswich where they are from, and that the group recorded music and posted rap videos on YouTube.

Tavis's attackers were from a group calling themselves J-Block, after the Jubilee Park area of Ipswich, Mr Glasgow said, and both groups rapped about their rivalry.

Court - Members - J-Block - Hid - Lush

The court heard that in the earlier incident two members of J-Block hid in a Lush cosmetics shop after they were spotted by two members of Neno.

A plain-clothed police officer intervened 'before violence could break out' but as the J-Block members had run and hidden it was seen as a 'victory' for Neno, Mr Glasgow...
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