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Manchester man jailed for life for murder of 'friend and business partner'

A man from Manchester has been jailed for life with a minimum of 25 years for the murder of his 'friend and business partner'.

Mohamed Khaskhush, 25, stabbed and killed Hamze Ibrahim Ismail, 21, on Sunday 5 May at a property on Hinckley Street in Beswick.

Mohamed Khaskhush has been jailed for life. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Mr Khaskhush presented himself to Longsight Police station later that day and was subsequently charged with murder.

Police have said that Khaskhush and Hamze were friends who had got into business together before starting to grow cannabis.

They added that they had an argument about money, which led to Mr Hamze being stabbed.

Khashkhush pleaded not guilty to murder but, following a three week trial at Manchester Crown Court, a jury convicted him.

Paying tribute to Hamze, his family said: "Hamze came to England as a child due to the many dangers facing him in Somalia.

"He felt safe here and was in a position where he had started to turn a corner and was looking forward to a long and happy future."