Moses Mathias pleads guilty to murder of Giuseppe Gregory

Moses Mathias
Image caption Moses Mathias was arrested in Amsterdam

A teenager who went on the run for two years after the fatal shooting of a Greater Manchester schoolboy has pleaded guilty to his murder.

Moses Mathias appeared at Manchester Crown Court charged with the murder of 16-year-old Giuseppe Gregory.

He was killed outside the Robin Hood pub in Barton Road, Stretford, on 11 May 2009.

Mathias, now 18, remained at large until he was arrested in Amsterdam earlier this year.

He was flown back to the UK in June after a joint investigation by the Serious Organised Crime Agency and Greater Manchester Police.

During the investigation, photographs of Mathias were shown on a big screen in Piccadilly Gardens in central Manchester as police also offered a £15,000 reward for information to track him down.

Mathias, of no fixed address, also pleaded guilty to possessing firearms and ammunition.

The case against Mathias was adjourned for pre-sentence and psychological reports.

He was remanded in custody until 21 December when he will be sentenced.

Two other men - Njabulo Ndlovu, 19, of Shackleton Court in Newton Heath, and Hiruy Zerihun, 18, of Lloyd Street South in Moss Side - were both jailed for life in March 2010 after being convicted of the murder.

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