Stoke & Staffordshire

Two jailed over fatal stabbing of Andreas Fantousi

Sheree Smith and Michael Gordon
Image caption Smith was ordered to serve at least 18 years of a life sentence and Gordon was jailed for at least 10 years

A woman and a man have been jailed over the death of a man who was attacked during an argument in Stoke-on-Trent.

Andreas Fantousi, a 30-year-old father of two, was stabbed in the neck during an argument in Tunstall last November.

Sheree Smith, 19, was convicted of his murder in August. She has been sentenced to life in prison and was ordered to serve at least 18 years.

Michael Gordon, 22, was convicted of manslaughter and has been told to serve at least 10 years in jail.

The pair, who were also convicted of violent disorder, were sentenced at Stafford Crown Court on Monday, following a trial in August.

Image caption Andreas Fantousi was stabbed in the street outside his house in Tunstall

Smith, of no fixed abode, and Gordon, of Bond Street, Tunstall, were sentenced to three years, and four years in prison respectively, to run concurrently, for their violent disorder convictions, Staffordshire Police said.

A second 19-year-old, Sophie Manning, was also convicted of violent disorder in August in connection with Mr Fantousi's death.

She was sentenced to three years in a young offenders institution.

In a statement, Mr Fantousi's family said: "We are pleased with the sentences given out at court today.

"We would like to thank Staffordshire Police for all the support given during this very difficult time."

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