Jurors have heard details of the "operation" by the four people accused of murdering Jamie Dack as they removed his body from the flat where he was killed.

Prosecutor Christopher Parker QC described how when darkness fell on the eve of Easter Sunday Woodmansey, Nicholls, Dwyer-Skeats and Chalk had gathered at the premises in Bevois Mews and pulled two wheelie bins from outside up to the first floor and into the bedroom.

The court heard how Jamie's body had been forced into one of the bins while bloodstained carpet, a washing line brought to tie up the body, a bloodstained Saints carrier bag and trainers belonging to Woodmansey were inside the other.

In the early hours of Easter Sunday all four left the flat and began pulling the bins along the road.

They were seen and stopped by police, who thought they were messing around and were told to take the bins back by the officers who then drove away.

The court heard how the four did return home, leaving Jamie's body in the bin outside in the street, but the three men went back out and took the bins to Empress Road.

They placed the bin containing the body into a large metal industrial bin and set it on fire using petrol.

Firefighters were called to the scene following a report of a fire about 2.30am and made the gruesome discovery. They had initially thought Jamie's body was a shop mannequin, the court was told.

Nicholls, Dwyer-Skeats and Woodmansey have pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice by removing, disposing of and setting Jamie's body in fire. Chalk denies the same charge.

All four defendants deny murder.