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Man jailed for murder of Karl Harrison in Salford

Anton Farrell Image copyright GMP
Image caption Anton Farrell must serve a minimum of 21 years

A man has been jailed for life after fatally stabbing a man in what police described as a "senseless attack".

Karl Harrison, 19, died on 20 June after being stabbed on Bradley Avenue, Lower Kersal, Salford.

Anton Farrell, 23, of Oaklands Road in Salford, was ordered to serve a minimum of 21 years by a judge at Manchester Crown Court.

Jack Modlinksy, 21, of Marlborough Road, Salford, was cleared of murder at the same hearing.

Farrell had pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to murder, possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and possession of a bladed article.

Mr Harrison had been outside his friend's house on Bradley Avenue when he was attacked by Farrell who approached him on a bicycle,

He was taken to hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Senior investigation officer Duncan Thorpe described it as a "senseless attack".

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