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Farid Hussani detained for stabbing at Folkestone flat

Farid Hussani
Image caption Farid Hussani will be deported to Afghanistan after he is released

A man has been detained for five years after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of a teenager in a Folkestone flat.

Afghani Farid Hussani, 18, killed Osman Sherzad, 17, during a fight between two gangs of youths on 24 January.

At Maidstone Crown Court, four other teenagers pleaded guilty to affray.

Hussani was initially charged with murder but the Crown Prosecution Service accepted a guilty plea to manslaughter.

Hussani will be deported to Afghanistan after he is released.

Mr Sherzad, of Channel House, Bradstone Road, Folkestone, was killed by a single stab wound at the flat in Marine Terrace.

Portia Ragnauth, from the CPS, said: "It is clear that Farid Hussani inflicted the fatal stab wound and that at least five of the defendants were involved in an aggressive attack.

"In taking these decisions I am satisfied that the aggravating features of this case could still be put before the court and taken into consideration."

'Pointless killing'

Fazullaq Walizada and Eraj Faqirzada, both 18 and of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to affray and were each sentenced to eight months' detention.

Image caption Osman Sherzad was killed by a single stab wound

Two 17-year-olds pleaded guilty to affray, one received an absolute discharge and the other was sentenced to eight months' detention.

The CPS offered no evidence against Parwiz Rahimi, 18, of Windsor Street, Liverpool, who was charged with violent disorder.

It is currently considering future proceedings against Parwiz Dilsoz, 19, who was also charged with violent disorder.

More than 20 people spilled out on to the street during the confrontation when Mr Sherzad was killed.

Det Ch Insp Dave Chewter, from the Kent and Essex serious crime directorate, said: "I am satisfied with the outcome today in court.

"This was a pointless killing which has cut short a young man's life and the person responsible for causing that loss of life is now behind bars where he cannot be a danger to anyone else."

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