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Salford man jailed for life for murder of Luke Fleming

Mitchell McGivern has been jailed for life. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

An 18-year old man has been jailed for life for the murder of Luke Fleming.

Mitchell McGivern, from Worsley, was sentenced to a minimum of 21 years in prison for deliberately driving into two men riding a motorbike in Salford on 11 May 2019.

McGivern was unanimously found guilty by the jury of murdering 20-year-old Fleming – who was sat on the pillion of the motorbike – and also attempting to kill the 23-year-old driver of the bike.

The court heard that McGivern had had previous altercations with Fleming and the 23-year-old driver and intentionally targeted the bike.

McGivern and the two people he was travelling with fled the scene of the crash on foot leaving the driver of the bike on the pavement and Fleming with serious head injuries.

Luke Fleming died from his injuries in hospital. Credit: Family Photo

Luke Fleming was taken to hospital but sadly passed away on Friday 17 May 2019 due to his injuries.

McGivern was later arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Senior Investigating Officer Duncan Thorpe said: "Today’s result comes at the end of a dedicated investigation into the incident from May 2019 and we are relieved that justice has ultimately been served.

"This was a sickening incident that has caused immense distress and agony for the family of a young man who was so cruelly murdered.

"Our thoughts remain with Luke’s family and we hope that as a result of today’s verdict they are able to find some closure."