A 21-year-old man has been jailed for life for the murder of Joe O’Brien.

Momodou Jallow, from Moston, has been sentenced to a minimum of 22 years in prison after fatally stabbing Mr O'Brien in April.

The stabbing occurred during a large fight on Oldham Road.

The jury at Liverpool Crown Court found Mr Jallow guilty of murder and possession of a knife.

The court heard how the one stab wound inflicted on 24-year-old Joe was so significant it was enough to kill him.

Daniel Kamara, from Failsworth, also stood trial in relation to the incident and was found guilty of the manslaughter of Joe O’Brien and an assault of a 21-year-old man and has received an 11-year sentence, at least half of which will be served in custody.

Mr O'Brien was treated by paramedics at the scene of the fight but passed away in hospital shortly afterwards.

Mr Kamara has received an 11-year sentence for Manslaughter. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Detective Chief Inspector Chery Chatterton said: “This was a despicable act that took a young man’s life and affected many others.

“Our thoughts remain with Joe’s family who have had to endure the most unimaginably painful ordeal this year and we hope today’s verdict can give them some closure.

“We continue to tackle the possession and use of bladed articles on our streets and maintain our commitment to ensure the safety of the communities we serve.”