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Bodycam footage captures moment police arrest killer with blood on his hands

Martin McDermott was jailed for a minimum of 25 years at Nottingham Crown Court in February.

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Martin McDermott was apprehended by police moments after stabbing Leslie Salmon to death inside a Derby hostel (Derbyshire Police/PA)

Bodycam footage has captured the moment a police officer arrested a bloody-handed murderer minutes after he stabbed his victim.

Pc Richard Edge approached killer Martin McDermott with a taser gun in the garden of Burdett Lodge bail hostel in Derby in August last year, Derbyshire Police said.

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McDermott had moments earlier stabbed 44-year-old Leslie Salmon in the neck in a “senseless and unprovoked attack”, with the footage showing the murderer with blood still on his hands.

Mr Edge received a commendation for his bravery and McDermott, previously of Bass Street, Derby, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 25 years at Nottingham Crown Court in February.

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Leslie Salmon was stabbed to death moments before the footage of his arrest was taken (Derbyshire Police/PA)

The officer had entered the hostel where he found Mr Salmon and organised for medical assistance before making his way into the garden to confront the attacker.

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Martin McDermott was apprehended by police moments after stabbing Leslie Salmon to death inside a Derby hostel (Derbyshire Police/PA)
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Leslie Salmon was stabbed to death moments before the footage of his arrest was taken (Derbyshire Police/PA)