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3 December 2011, 07:13
Three men who left a man with permanent brain damage after a city centre street attack have been jailed. It happened in Piccadilly Gardens last year.
Three men who left a man with permanent brain damage after a city centre street attack have been jailed
Tibu Muntean, 21, of no fixed abode, was convicted of assault following a trial at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square.
Zeno Sharif, 20, of Cross Lane, Gorton and Mohamed Abdulqadir 19, of Bamford Street, Clayton were convicted of affray.
Muntean was today sentenced to six years imprisonment and will remain on licence for three years.
Sharif and Abdulqadir were both sentenced to eight months in a Young Offenders Institution.
Around 3.15am on Saturday 29 May 2010, police were called by CCTV operators who had picked up a group of men fighting in Piccadilly Gardens.
The group ran off as police arrived, but the victim, then aged 27, was found seriously injured on the pavement.
He was taken to hospital for treatment to serious head injuries. He has since undergone brain surgery however he remains permanently brain damaged.
Detective Constable Pete Woodbridge, of North Manchester CID said: "What started out as a fight turned into a sickening attack, which has left a man with permanent brain damage. His life has been irrevocably changed for the worse and there is no sentence that can alter that. I hope these men can now reflect on the long-term damage they have caused."