VIDEO footage has been released which captures the moment a murder suspect from Bodmin was arrested — after falling out of a loft.

Jake Hill, 25, was caught on police bodyworn footage tumbling to the ground before he was arrested in connection with the murder of Michael Riddiough-Allen (also known as Mike Allen), age 32.

He is on trial accused of fatally stabbing Mr Allen outside a nightclub during a 'knife rampage' that left another five injured.

He was seen earlier on clips retrieving a hunting knife from the hedges outside the Eclipse nightclub in Bodmin, before going up to a group gathered outside.

A trial heard he used it to 'slash and stab' multiple victims with some seen on CCTV falling back after being wounded.

Videos shown to the jury, but not released publicly, then show rugby player Mike Allen, 32, collapsing to the floor after being stabbed in the abdomen.

The jury was told he died at the scene from severe internal bleeding.

But Bodmin Crown Court has now been shown footage of Hill being arrested later that day.

The scene begins with armed officers arriving at the address of co-defendant Tia Taylor in Bodmin where a stand-off ensues outside. 

But after eventually opening the door and denying that Hill was in her home, one of the children she is holding tells one of the officers he is in the loft.

Footage then shows officers shouting at Hill to come down from the loft before they release its hatch. The defendant is then seen falling through it and being bundled to the floor.

He is then arrested at the time for one murder and two attempted murders and read his rights before being taken away.

Hill, of Bodmin, has denied the murder or manslaughter of Mr Allen and attempting to murder Liam Phillips, Ryan Burger and Ryan Parsons in the early hours of 30 April last year.

Further allegations of GBH by wounding with intent involving victims named as Stefan Williams and Rhiannon Tompsett in relation to the same incident have also been denied.

Tia Taylor, 22, and Chelsea Powell, 22, also from Bodmin, have also gone on trial alongside Hill after pleading not guilty to 'joint enterprise murder' over the death of Mr Allen as well as attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Taylor has since changed her plea to guilty for perverting the course of justice during the trial.

Prosecutor Mark Cotter KC had earlier told the trial: "No witnesses saw any of the injured persons do anything to anyone, let alone Jake Hill, that could explain why Jake Hill stabbed them.

"The initial burst of knife violence culminated in a struggle that took place between Jake Hill and Michael Allen

"Michael Allen also separated some of the parties. He was unarmed. He confronted and struggled with Jake Hill and was simultaneously assaulted by Tia Taylor and Chelsea Powell.

"During that encounter Michael Allen was stabbed by Jake Hill in the abdomen.

"The prosecution case is that Jake Hill, having seen the disorder, became angry and violent.

"One witness who saw some of the stabbings and the aftermath described him as being on a 'knife rampage'

"The prosecution alleges Jake Hill deliberately stabbed and slashed individuals within the group and caused the various wounds."

The trial continues.