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Liam Hunt: Verdicts returned for five defendants in murder trial

Liam Hunt was stabbed in February 2017. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

An 18-year-old man has been convicted of the murder of Northampton teenager Liam Hunt and three other people, including a 17-year-old, have been found guilty of his manslaughter.

The 17-year-old was fatally stabbed in the neck at St George's Street in the town on Valentine's Day 2017. He later died in hospital.

The jury in the trial of seven people charged in connection with his death returned verdicts on five of the defendants on Wednesday afternoon.

Six people, five men and a 17-year-old boy, went on trial accused of murder.

A second 17-year-old was charged with violent disorder.

On Wednesday, the jury returned the following verdicts:

  • Kane Allaban-Hamilton, 18 - guilty of murder
  • Aaron Joesph, 21 - guilty of manslaughter
  • Lee Warren, 18 - guilty of manslaughter
  • A 17-year-old boy who cannot be named - guilty of manslaughter
  • James Dodd, 19, found not guilty

The jury will return to Northampton Crown Court on Friday to continue considering the verdicts on the final two defendants - 18-year-old Derice Wright, who is accused of murder, and the 17-year-old charged with violent disorder.