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Douglas Cane plunged a blade into the chest of Ugo Wilson sending blood spraying over revelers at the party resort of Zrce at the Adriatic island of Pag.
Douglas Cane is 25 years old.
He was found guilty of murdering Ugo Wilson and attempting to kill two other compatriots during a brawl, said the court in the coastal town of Zadar.
The fight erupted in June 2018 outside a nightclub on a beach on the island of Pag which is popular for its clubbing scene.
Wilson, 26, a Londoner who was jailed in 2013 for smash-and-grab raids on phone shops, was stabbed through the chest by Cane just a few seconds after leaving the Kalypso nightclub.
CCTV footage of the crime scene ‘undoubtedly shows’ that the defendant jumped and stabbed him, the court said in the ruling.
Cane then unleashed his fury on two other Britons, both in their 20s, one of whom suffered serious wounds. Cane tried to flee Croatia, which the court found an aggravating circumstance.
But he was arrested the next day at the airport in Split, on the central coast. The court did not elaborate on the motives of the crime but said Cane ‘acted with intent’.
Cane has convictions in the UK, including drug abuse and the sale of stolen goods, the court heard.
His victim, Wilson, had achieved similar notoriety as a 21-year-old for his involvement with a London gang which caused £500,000 worth of damage to more than 40 Carphone Warehouse shops.
Several members of the gang were jailed for 11 years after abusing shoppers, threatening staff, and chasing children before ripping phones and iPads off walls.
Wilson himself was given a 27-month prison term at the time for his involvement in the spree. On each occasion, the criminals caused ‘total mayhem’ when they stormed high street shops to wrench high-value items from the walls in a series of violent ‘steaming’ raids.