Manchester

Teenager jailed for killing Abrar Ul-Haque in Longsight

Bartosz Janiszewski
Image caption Janiszewski was given a life sentence at Manchester Crown Court

A teenager has been jailed for an "appalling and savage" attack which left a man dead in Manchester.

Abrar Ul-Haque, 48, died from head injuries following the assault at a flat in Longsight in December 2010.

At Manchester Crown Court, Bartosz Janiszewski, 19, was given a life sentence after being found guilty of manslaughter on the basis of diminished responsibility at an earlier hearing.

Janiszewski was told he must serve a minimum term of nine years.

Police said Mr Ul-Haque's family had been left devastated.

Officers found Mr Ul-Haque at his home in Chipping Square following reports of fighting in the street shortly before midnight on 29 December 2010.

An ambulance was called but the victim died at Manchester Royal Infirmary a short time later.

A post-mortem examination concluded Mr Ul-Haque died as a result of head and face trauma.

Janiszewski of Tabley Grove, Longsight, was arrested in nearby Northmoor Road when officers noticed he had blood on his hands and clothing, police said.

Vinny Chadwick, from GMP's Major Incident Team, described the death of Mr Ul-Haque as "meaningless".

"This was an appalling and savage assault that cost him his life.

"His family are still reeling from their loss and it has affected them greatly. He is sadly missed by family and friends."

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