A BBC children's TV host was stabbed to death after performing a DJ set at a nightclub, a murder trial heard.

Carl Beatson Asiedu died aged just 19 during a fight in Vauxhall, south London, near a nightspot called Club Life.

The man accused of his killing, 24-year-old Jeffrey Okafor, is said to have fled to Nigeria in Africa following the stabbing in 2009, where he remained for five years.

After police finally caught up with him in Asaba, capital of Nigeria's Delta state, Okafor went on trial accused at Woolwich Crown Court this week (21 April).

Asiedu died when a group he was with became involved in a confrontation with a larger group who approached them outside the venue.

A man with Asiedu's group was also stabbed in the buttocks and survived. Opening the prosecution, the court was told the cause of the fight may never be known.

"There's nothing serious enough in the background to explain why knives should be drawn," said Sarah Whitehouse QC.

Okafor denies murder. The trial continues.