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Mehretab Zemicael jailed for Gary Briscoe hostel murder

Mehretab Zemicael Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Mehretab Zemicael was found by detectives several days after the murder

A man has been jailed for life for the murder of a 42-year-old who was found stabbed to death at a hostel in London.

Mehretab Zemicael, 39, attacked Gary Brisco at a hostel in Code Street, Whitechapel, on 21 June 2013.

Mr Brisco suffered multiple stab wounds, including serious injuries to his neck. Police launched a manhunt to find Zemicael the following day.

Eritrean national Zemicael, who pleaded guilty to murder at the Old Bailey, was jailed for a minimum of 15 years.

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