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Teenager jailed for manslaughter

May 9, 2017
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A teenager has been jailed for seven years for his part in the killing of a man in Forest Fields last year.

Hamza Omar Adam, 18, formerly of Berridge Road, Nottingham, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 21-year-old Aqib Mazhar in Russell Road, Nottingham, on 1 June 2016.

Nottingham Crown Court heard yesterday (Monday 8 May 2017) that Mr Mazhar’s Fiat Punto was attacked by a group of men with weapons. Mr Mazhar was fatally stabbed inside the car and died at the side of the road.

The court heard that forensic evidence linked Adam to the crime. Fingerprint evidence and CCTV showed he was responsible, with the others in the group, for a co-ordinated and planned attack on the Punto and the occupants within.

Enquiries still continue to identify other members of the group responsible.

In December last year another four men were also convicted after admitting Mr Mazhar’s manslaughter.

Mohamud Alasow, 19, formerly of Hamilton Road, Nottingham, was jailed for 10 years and six months.

Mohammed Qasim, 25, formerly of Staindale Drive, Aspley, received nine years and 11 months.

Junaid Farrukh, 22, formerly of Heathermead Close, Oakwood, Derby, was jailed for nine years and 11 months.

Qamran Ahmed, 22, formerly of Staindale Drive, Aspley, received seven years.

Speaking after Adam’s sentencing yesterday, Detective Chief Inspector Rob Severn said: "The investigation is continuing to identify any outstanding offenders involved in this incident.

"Police are working closely with Aqib's family and urge anyone with any information or concerns to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

101 is the number to call when you need to contact Nottinghamshire Police and it’s less urgent than a 999 call. Calls cost 15p, no matter how long the call lasts.

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