A ‘drugs fiend’ who called himself "Savage" fatally stabbed an Isleworth groom-to-be just days before he was due to get his wedding suit fitted, a court heard.

Azeem Issa, 22, fatally stabbed 28-year-old Sahill Roy in a "senseless" attack in the Ivybridge estate in Isleworth on Sunday, April 10, after a row over rolling a cannabis joint, the Old Bailey was told.

Mr Issa, known to friends as as Ricardo, is said to have plunged a 4cm flick knife into the victim's neck in front of a group of horrified acquaintances on April 10 this year.

Mr Roy was in the process of planning his wedding, and his fiancée had already bought her dress, the jury was told.

Riel Karmy-Jones QC said: "This was a senseless and sad loss of young life that related from perhaps something that is becoming increasingly common - drugs and knives."

Two days before his death, Mr Roy and his friends had played Xbox games with Mr Issa, the court heard.

Mr Issa was irritated he could not play the game he wanted, and became wound up when he was teased about losing, the jury was told.

On the day of the attack, Mr Issa had met up with some acquaintances, including Mr Roy, to smoke some cannabis on the estate in which they all lived in Isleworth, Hounslow.

Miss Karmy-Jones said: "Before the meeting, the defendant had been in an agitated mood, and had been desperate to find Sahill, who it seemed had been trying to avoid him.

The victim and Mr Issa became embroiled in a row, and started pushing each other, it was said.

"In an outburst of temper, the defendant pulled out a knife that he had concealed on his person, and stabbed Mr Roy twice."

The victim was then stabbed in the shoulder and neck, and died shortly afterwards, it was said.

Mr Issa fled while the rest of the group dragged Mr Roy into a nearby communal car park, where he fell to the ground bleeding heavily, jurors were told.

Neighbours heard screams and commotion, and emergency services arrived, and pronounced him dead later that day.

Issa has eight previous convictions, including for possession of an offensive weapon, attempted robbery and assault, the court heard.

He denies murder.

The trial continues.