A dad-of-one killed with a crossbow in New Addington was embroiled in a long-running feud over a woman, a court has heard.

Danny Collard, 18, is accused of murdering 21-year-old Jimmy Hewett in a revenge attack on September 25 last year.

The Old Bailey heard on Monday how Collard's brother Mark had been in a long-standing row with Mr Hewett because he slept with the victim's girlfriend.

On the night he died, Mr Hewett "rammed and battered" cars with two friends outside the defendant's home in King Henry's Drive before Collard shot him in self-defence, it is claimed.

Mr Hewett was driven to a friend's house in Lodge Lane, bleeding heavily.

He was taken to Princess Royal Hospital in Farnborough but bled to death after the crossbow bolt severed an artery in his stomach. Neither the bolt nor crossbow have ever been found.

Collard told police he did not own a crossbow, but investigations revealed he swapped an air pistol for a Panzer II crossbow before the attack.

His fingerprints were found on crossbow targets at home and two broken bolts were found in rubbish bins, the court heard. Collard claims the shooting was self-defence but Bruce Houlder QC, prosecuting, said: "When the deceased came round with two of his associates that night to cause trouble the defendant took the law into his own hands, aimed the crossbow from the window and shot him."

Collard denies murder.

The trial continues.