Shocking CCTV footage shows a teenager steal a screwdriver just moments before using it to kill a dad in a senseless murder.

Killer Ewan Ireland reacted angrily when he brushed against Peter Duncan as he waited for a bus home from work.

The 17-year-old then brutally murdered the 52-year-old after he thrusted the stolen screwdriver into his chest, piercing his heart in the process, reports the Mirror .

Footage from a Poundland store shows the teen pocketing the makeshift weapon from one of its stores before carrying out fatal attack.

Ireland was sentenced to 15 years behind bars after he was found guilty of murdering Peter Duncan outside a Newcastle shopping centre earlier this year.

Ewan Ireland can be seen entering the Poundland store to steal a screwdriver

Newcastle Crown Court heard Mr Duncan struggled on for a few steps before collapsing near a Greggs, and he could not be saved.

Richard Wright QC, prosecuting, said: "The doorway into the shopping centre was busy with shoppers coming and going and congested by the youths loitering in that area.

"As Peter Duncan walked into the complex, it was his misfortune to accidentally collide with the defendant.

"It was plainly an unintended and accidental contact, but the defendant reacted to it by immediately launching an attack upon Peter Duncan.”

Grieving wife Maria Duncan, who was joined by around 30 family members for the hearing, listened as her words were read to the court by the crown.

Richard Wright QC said: “On August 14 my life was ruined and my sons’ lives were ruined by a senseless and unprovoked act of a stranger."

She had gone to the bus stop to pick him up but he didn’t get off.

The 17-year-old waits until the aisle is clear before pocketing the makeshift weapon

“I called him and texted him but got no reply,” she said.

Soon afterwards she got a phone call from the police asking her to go to the RVI because her husband had been assaulted.

“I thought he had been injured but when I got to the RVI the doctor said there was nothing they could do to save him.

”He had been stabbed straight through the heart and nothing could be done to save him.

”Those words haunt me every single day.

"I had to see him to believe what I was told was true.

“I felt I had been stabbed through the heart too.”

Ewan Ireland was jailed for 15 years after he was found guilty of killing Peter Duncan

She added: “The pain never goes away. I don’t sleep properly, I get flashbacks when I close my eyes.

”I have panic attacks in public places, especially busy shops and supermarkets.

“I avoid the town centre because I feel sick and start shaking if I go near where it happened.”

“The boys want to try to get their lives back to normal but I know it will never be normal again. They have gone back to school but are struggling.

“We are all scarred by this and will be for the rest of our lives.”

“Peter was always here supporting and guiding his boys through life and this has been snatched away from us.

”Our lives will never be the same now and we miss him every day.”

Peter Duncan was described as a 'perfect husband and best friend' by his wife

She added: "The future now is painful. Birthdays, Christmas and holidays without Peter are just unbearable.

“Peter was the perfect husband and my best friend.

”He was such a loving and caring man.

”Everyone keeps telling me Peter was always smiling and they are right. He was always smiling, he was happy, we were happy.

“That’s ended, my life has ended.”

Ireland, 18, of Newcastle was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 15 years.

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