Sussex

Luke Jeffrey death: Samuel Morgan jailed for knife offence

Samuel Morgan Image copyright eddie mitchell
Image caption Samuel Morgan was cleared of murder but guilty of possessing a weapon

A man has been jailed for four years after a teenager was fatally stabbed in the street.

Samuel Morgan, 20, was convicted of possessing a knife in public following the death of 18-year-old Luke Jeffrey in March 2016.

Morgan, of Adelaide Road, Chichester, will serve four years in a young offenders institution.

He was acquitted of murdering the college student by a jury at Lewes Crown Court last year.

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Image caption Luke Jeffrey died from his wounds in hospital

Mr Jeffrey, from Bognor Regis, was found with serious injuries in Alexandra Road, Chichester, and died in hospital.

He was studying to be a fitness instructor and his family paid tribute at the time of his death, calling him a "kind, caring and gentle young man".

During the sentencing hearing, Morgan was jailed a further two years for unlawful wounding in a separate knife-related attack from 2015.

The sentences will be served consecutively, totalling six years.

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