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Minimum of 24 years for knife murderer

Sulaiman Sillah must serve a minimum of 24 years behind bars Credit: Leicestershire Police

A 20-year-old man from Leicester has been jailed for life for stabbing a man to death in the city.

Sulaiman Sillah was told he must serve a minimum of 24 years for murdering Lauric Lebato, after a fight broke out at a party at a flat on Albion Street.

Lauric Lebato had travelled to the party from his home in London. Credit: Leicestershire Police

Lebato had travelled to the party from his home in London on Saturday (11 February).

After an argument broke out into the street, Lebato could been seen on CCTV defending himself with a fire extinguisher, before being followed and then fatally stabbed by Sillah.

Detective Chief Inspector David Swift-Rollinson, of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit’s Major Crime team, said:

This was a violent and senseless attack. Sillah knew that his actions would cause serious harm but that didn’t stop him from using a knife.

Lauric’s family, girlfriend and friends have been left devastated by Lauric’s death. For them, no sentence the judge can impose will bring him back, but I hope the jury’s verdicts will help them to put the events of that day behind them.

– Detective Chief Inspector David Swift-Rollinson