Teenagers detained for Chester drug-row killing

Christopher Garwell
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Christopher Garwell was found unconscious by King George Tower

Two teenagers who killed a man in Cheshire in a dispute over drugs have been detained for five years.

Christopher Garwell, 23, of Flintshire, was found dying on Chester's city walls in June. He had severe head injuries and died six days later.

Keiran Cunnah, 18, and Jordan Andrews, 17, both of Blacon, Chester, were sentenced after being convicted of manslaughter at Chester Crown Court.

A 17-year-old who admitted affray was given a 12-month referral order.

Mr Garwell and a friend had spent the day drinking around Chester city centre and met the defendants.

A fight broke out in the Charlotte Court area later in the day after a dispute over drugs, Cheshire Police said.

The dispute continued later in the evening on the city walls and Mr Garwell was found slumped and unconscious near King George Tower. He never regained consciousness.

A 17-year-old girl is also due to be sentenced for witness intimidation later.

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