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24 January 2013, 10:43
A man, accused of murdering a gap-year student in Manchester, has appeared in court.
26 year old Imran Akhtar Hussain, made a two-minute appearance charged with the murder of Kieran Crump Raiswell last week.
Hussain, from Bracknell in Berkshire, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address from the dock at Trafford Magistrates' Court. The court heard he is a student living in Coventry but his family home is in Bracknell.
He was also charged with common assault by beating Paul Kershaw in Nottingham on January 4. No pleas were entered.
Hussain was remanded into custody to appear at Manchester Crown Court on Friday.
18 year old Keiran, who is described as a “caring and quiet'” teenager, died after he was stabbed in the heart while walking along the street in broad daylight in an apparently motiveless and random attack.
He was on a gap year before starting university, his family said the youngster “had his whole life ahead of him”, when he was attacked while walking through Whalley Range in south Manchester last Wednesday afternoon.
He was given first aid by a passing fire crew but he later died in hospital. A post-mortem examination concluded he died from a stab wound to the chest.
Kerian lived with his dad, an interpreter, and mum, a council worker, along with a younger brother and sister in the Chorlton area of south Manchester.
He was due to go to Sheffield Hallam University in the autumn to study history.