Merseyside man sentenced to 18 years in prison for manslaughter

A man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for manslaughter after stabbing another man in the neck.

Abdillahi Ahmed killed Hassan Ahmed Mohamoud in Toxteth in March last year and was initially charged with murder.

The 28-year-old's charge was later downgraded to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Ahmed was also charged with wounding after another man was stabbed in Toxteth the day after Mr Mohamoud was killed.

For this charge, Ahmed was sentenced to 6 years in prison, which will run concurrently with his other sentence.

Speaking after the sentencing of Ahmed, Detective Chief Inspector Cheryl Rhodes said: "Although no sentence can bring back Hassan, we hope that today’s outcome at least provides some form of comfort to his family and friends as they continue to come to terms with his passing.

"The events of March were a horrific reminder of the lasting devastation that knife crime can cause in our communities.

"It affects the victims, their family, friends, the community, and those who carry, store and use dangerous weapons."