GMP’s Major Incident Team secures imprisonment of two men in connection with Ancoats attack

GMP’s Major Incident Team secures imprisonment of two men in connection with Ancoats attack

Brown and Newby

Rushaun Brown (17/01/98) of Higher Ardwick, Manchester was today (Wednesday 30 November 2022) sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 24 years, after being found guilty of murder and pleading guilty to possession of an offensive weapon.

Meshai Newby, (02/8/1998), of Brydon Avenue, Manchester, was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment, after being found guilty of manslaughter, section 20 assault, and possession of an offensive weapon.

Following a disturbance in a local convenience store, 24-year-old Neri Morse was fatally stabbed on Carruthers Street in the Ancoats area of Manchester City Centre on Wednesday 20 April 2022. A second man in his 20s sustained upper and lower leg injuries.

Following extensive enquiries in the immediate aftermath of the attack, officers obtained dash cam footage showing the incident as well as the registrations of the vehicles involved. Within 48 hours, both suspects were arrested and brought into police custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Rachel Smith, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Though today’s result will not bring Neri back, I hope it brings his loved ones a sense of closure. Our thoughts remain with them, as they have done throughout our investigation and the subsequent trial.”

The proactive efforts of Greater Manchester Police and partner agencies to prevent and reduce crime and harm continue but if you know or suspect someone is carrying a knife, Greater Manchester Police can be contacted via gmp.police.uk or 101. In an emergency, always call 999. Reports can also be made anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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