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Rhyan Wilson murder: Man jailed for Urmston street stab death

Dannell Dunkley Image copyright GMP
Image caption Dannell Dunkley must serve a minimum of 15 years and nine months after admitting murder

A 36-year-old man has been jailed after admitting murdering a teenager who was stabbed nine times in a street fight in Greater Manchester.

Dannell Dunkley, of Gorton, Manchester, pleaded guilty to murder shortly before a trial was due to begin at Manchester Crown Court.

Rhyan Wilson, 18, was stabbed near to the Ivory pub in Flixton Road, Urmston, on 16 August after a dispute escalated.

Dunkley must serve a minimum of 15 years and nine months in prison.

Police said there was a fight between two girls outside the pub, which was broken up by door staff.

Image caption The 18-year-old was attacked outside the Ivory pub in Flixton Road, Urmston

The older sister of one of the girls and her boyfriend, Dunkley, joined the dispute before Mr Wilson and his friend were attacked.

Mr Wilson suffered injuries to his back and chest and died in hospital. His 18-year-old friend was stabbed in the arm and has since recovered.

Mr Wilson's family were not initially told by police of his death.

Greater Manchester Police apologised for a delay in informing Mr Wilson's family with the force admitting they "did not provide" adequate support.

Det Insp Theresa Carter said: "Rhyan's death was extremely tragic and the investigation into what happened that day in August has been mentally and emotionally tough for everybody involved.

"Hopefully the sentence that has been passed today will go some way to offering his family some closure.

"We will continue to offer them any support that they need."

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