A WOMAN has described the moment she saw 16-year-old Yemurai Kanyangarara get "sliced" in the neck with blood "spraying out" before he died.

The 23-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the Old Bailey she was shopping with a friend in the high street when she saw the attack.

Two 16-year-old boys and a third, aged 15, who cannot be named for legal reasons, all deny murdering the Belevdere teen on July 1 last year in Upper Wickham Lane, Welling.

The woman said she saw Yemurai talking on his phone and standing with his friend.

She said: "They seemed a bit scared because when I was looking at Yemurai he was looking with his eyes towards the other side of the road. That’s what made me notice the three boys.

"I saw the three boys run across the road, they were dodging cars and knocking people to get to the other side."

The witness told jurors two of the boys had their backs to her but one of them was facing towards her and was standing next to Yemurai and his friend.

She said: "The tallest one in the white hoodie said something really quickly.

"He had his right hand clenched and he aimed towards Yemurai’s left side of the face as if he was going to punch him.

"He looked like he was going to put a slice in his cheek but Yemurai dodged and it got the side of his neck. It was obvious he had a weapon but I didn’t see it.

"It seemed like it was meant to be a slit on his face just to scare him."

Jurors were then told what happened following the attack on the teenager.

The woman said: "As soon as it happened Yemurai held his hands on his neck.

"Everyone was telling him there was loads of blood coming out. He was holding it but he couldn’t hold it in. It was spraying out."

The court heard the boys ran off when they realised what they had done.

She said they ran straight past her and went round the corner towards Shooters Hill.