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Daniel Fitzjohn murder: Drug dealer jailed for 'hunting down' Northampton man and stabbing him to death

A drug dealer who chased an innocent man before stabbing him to death in Northampton has been jailed for 27 years.

Daniel Quinn, 28, from Wolverhampton, stabbed Daniel Fitzjohn, 34, in the Kingsley area of Northampton on June 14th last year.

Quinn was unanimously convicted of murder by a jury at Northampton Crown Court.

Jurors heard that an argument had taken place in a newsagents in Fairfield Road between Quinn and a customer who regularly bought drugs off him.

The row then spilled out on to the street, and Mr Fitzjohn got out of the taxi that he was waiting in and stepped in to help the customer who was a friend of one of his friends.

Parminder Sanghera was found guilty on manslaughter. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Following the argument, Quinn got into his car and drove at the group before driving off and picking up friend Parminder Sanghera, 25.

The pair then went in search of the group who had been taken to a nearby street by the taxi, and when they found them, they ran towards them armed with a knife and machete.

The group dispersed, and Mr Fitzjohn became separated - at which point Quinn chased him and stabbed him twice.

The attack happened in the Kingsley area. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Witnesses later told police that Mr Fitzjohn had pleaded to Quinn: "You've got the wrong guy!"

The attack was almost entirely captured on both CCTV and the dashcam of the taxi that Mr Fitzjohn was travelling in.

Jurors heard that Mr Fitzjohn had been never been involved in the taking or dealing of drugs in his life and was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Sanghera was found guilty of manslaughter and was given a ten and a half year prison sentence.