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Teenager charged with killing Gambian in UK

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A boy, 17, is to appear before magistrates over death of Sait Mboob, 18, a Gambian in Moss Side brawl in the UK in which three others were stabbed.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with the murder of Sait Mboob, 18, and three counts of attempted murder.

He remains in custody and is to appear at Manchester and Salford magistrates court on Wednesday, police said.

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A 32-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy arrested in connection with the investigation were released on bail on Sunday.

Police were called to reports of a brawl on 8 August on Crosshill Street, in Moss Side. Officers discovered four people had been stabbed.

Mboob, who attended Loreto high school in nearby Chorlton, died later in hospital.

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An 18-year-old man and two 17-year-old boys remain in hospital being treated for serious stab wounds.

Mboob was described by his family as intelligent and talented.

In a tribute on Facebook, his relatives said: “Sait was everybody’s best friend, especially his mum’s.”
Another tribute read: “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.”

Supt Dave Pester said: “We continue to offer our support to Sait’s family, who are understandably devastated at their loss, and we continue to ask the public to come forward to help us provide his family with the answers they need of what took place that led to his death.”

Moss Side carnival went ahead last weekend with heightened security after Mboob’s death and the Manchester Arena bomb attack on 22 May.

Source: theguardian

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