Evil killers stripped dad naked and beat him to death after meeting sons in jail

Evil killers beat a dad-of-five to death after stripping him of his clothes, leaving him wearing just a single sock.

The horrific attack on Carl Woodall by cold-hearted Mark Campbell and Simmion Goldbourne left him so badly battered he suffered more than 140 injuries.

The 44-year-old mechanic was repeatedly attacked with weapons including a machete, large knife and wooden handle, during a two-hour assault at an industrial site in the Black Country.

Campbell and Goldbourne were convicted of murder after jurors spent more than three hours considering their verdicts.

A third man – James McGhee – was acquitted of murdering "rough-diamond" Mr Woodall, but instead was found guilty of manslaughter.

The trio had plotted to steal drugs they believed were secretly stashed in the unit Mr Woodall rented.

It came after self-confessed drug dealer Campbell met Mr Woodall's stepsons Cieran and Joshua while they were all serving jail terms at HMP Birmingham in 2018.

He alleged he began drug dealing for Cieran once he left prison and that drugs were stored at Mr Woodall's unit in Doulton Road, Rowley Regis.

All three men, from Nottingham, will be sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Friday.

Campbell and Goldbourne face life behind bars for murdering the 44-year-old on June 28 last year.

The trial heard how a silver Nissan Qashqai driven by McGhee, 28, was captured on CCTV when it was in Doulton Road.

Passengers Goldbourne, 28, and Campbell, 39, were inside the car with McGhee at 1.15am.

Just minutes later, Goldbourne and Campbell were captured "looking around' the premises and 'checking the access" before they returned to the car.

The three men headed in the direction of Mr Woodall's caravan before Goldbourne and Campbell scaled a metal fence and entered the yard at the industrial unit.

McGhee was said to have gone back to the car.

Goldbourne and Campbell entered the caravan, where the first assault took place, before the victim – known as Burt – was taken to the industrial unit and then "severely" beaten again.

Getaway driver McGhee remained at the car for two hours until his co-defendants returned at about 4.13am.

They received a total of £8,000 in "blood money," the jury heard.

During the trial, Campbell took to the witness box and claimed he soon got involved in the brothers' drug dealing activities and was even put up in accommodation by Cieran so he could sell drugs in the area.

He went on to say on one occasion he stole half a kilogram of cocaine from Cieran's home.

The defendant recalled visiting the Rowley Regis industrial estate a number of times but said he would stay outside as Cieran collected drugs stored there.

He also said he met Mr Woodall for the first time a few days before the alleged murder.

Convicted thief Campbell told jurors how he met friend Goldbourne at a party, with the pair arranging to steal drugs from the unit, before McGhee was recruited to drive the trio.

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McGhee, of Stanstead Avenue, Nottingham, Campbell, of Glaisdale Drive East, Nottingham, and Goldbourne, of no fixed abode, all denied murder ahead of their trial.

The court heard how the victim was living in a static caravan he rented at the industrial site following the breakdown of his relationship.

His battered body – which was attacked with a machete, large knife and wooden handle – was discovered by his son and his girlfriend.

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