A Gambian teenager has been stabbed to death in a brawl in Manchester’s Moss Side a day after 11 men were convicted of killing another 18-year-old in the area.
The Gambian young man, 18, identified as Sait Mboob, was a student at Loreto high school in nearby Chorlton.
He was stabbed during a fight on Crosshill Street, a few minutes’ walk from where Hafidah was killed in May last year.
Another 18-year-old and two 17-year-olds sustained “serious” stab wounds in the brawl, while Sait died shortly afterwards in hospital, Greater Manchester police (GMP) said.
One of his relatives wrote on Facebook: “Today is a day that our entire family will never forget but we give everything back to God. If God needs him we have no choice but to have faith and give all back to him. Rip Sait, we all love you and I know that you are in a better place. RIP.”
An aunt of the late Sait, Aminata Correa, also took to Facebook to express her shock at the teenager’s brutal death.
Aminata wrote: “I am devastated by the news of your loss. My nephew Sait Mboob’s life has been cut short. I don’t want to believe it. May Allah give your mum, grandma and the entire family the strength to bear this loss. Rest in peace my boy.”
Three other teenagers were hurt in the fight, police said, with one suffering “life-changing injuries”.
Police said they did not yet have any evidence to suggest the stabbing was linked to the death of gang member Abdulwahab Hafidah, whose killers were convicted at Preston crown court on Tuesday.
Extra officers had been deployed to Moss Side amid concerns of increased tensions following the trial, but they failed to prevent the deadly attack.