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Fifteenth man jailed over Mahir Osman murder in Camden

Mahir Osman
Image caption Mr Osman was attacked with knives, bats, bottles and hammers in 2006

A man has been jailed for life for his role in the murder of a teenager who was stabbed 20 times in north London.

Ahmed Farah, 25, became the 15th person to be convicted over the killing of Mahir Osman in 2006.

The 18-year-old student was stabbed 20 times near Camden Town Tube station in a fight between rival Somali gangs from Camden and the Tottenham-Edmonton area.

Farah, who has no fixed address, was found guilty at the Old Bailey and told to serve at least 16 years in prison.

He was arrested in July when he tried to board a flight from Heathrow Airport to Canada.

Three youths were jailed for life in 2007 for the murder, while 11 others were jailed for offences connected to the incident.

The jury in an earlier hearing saw CCTV images of youths carrying wooden bats, bottles, hammers and knives as they assaulted Mr Osman, who was a mechanical engineering student.

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