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13-people charged with murder of teen

Abdul Hafidah
Abdul Hafidah

Thirteen people, including a 14-year-old boy, have been charged with the murder of a teenager.

Abdul Hafidah, 18, was found with stab wounds to the neck and abdominal injuries on Moss Lane East in Moss Side, Manchester, on Thursday May 12.

He died in hospital two days later.

A post-mortem examination revealed he died from a stab wound to his neck.

Greater Manchester Police believed Mr Hafidah was hit by a car after being chased.

Ten adults who are charged with his murder and due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court are: Durrell Ford, 20, of Darncombe Close, Moss Side; William George, 20, of Cowesby Street, Moss Side; Reanu Walters, 18, of Greame Street, Moss Side; Cordell Austin, 29, of Graeme Street, Moss Side; Trey Wilson, 18, of Oakfield Avenue, Whalley Range; Durrell Goodall, 20, of Kings Road, Ashton-under-Lyne; Devonte Neish, 18, of Nell Lane, Manchester; Nathanial Jermaine Williams, 18, of Hebburn Walk, Rusholme; Remekell Samuels, 18, of Caythorpe Street, Moss Side; Shannon Burke, 20, of Caythorpe Street, Moss Side; and Devonte Cantrill, 20, of no fixed address.

Two boys, aged 14 and 17, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have also been charged.

In a statement released after his death, Mr Hafidah's family said: "Abdul was a composed and caring son, who bought us all so much joy.

"You felt his presence when he was there and you missed it whenever he wasn't. His strength was in his loyalty to his family and friends, and honesty whenever he spoke.

"From now on what we hold on to is the beautifully orchestrated memories of things he's said, places we've been to together and how special he made us all feel."