Two Brothers Jailed Over Salford Killing

Two brothers have been jailed for killing a 23-year-old care worker in Salford after a New Year's Eve party.

Adam Steele was stabbed to death in Irlams O' Th' Height in the early hours of 1 January.

22-year-old Owen Roche was given an Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection at Manchester Crown Court and must serve a minimum of four years and four months before he is eligible for parole.

He was found guilty of manslaughter following a trial.

17-year-old Direece Roche was jailed for life and will serve a minimum of twelve years in prison.

He pleaded guilty to murder at an earlier hearing.

A third man - Liam Appleton who is 18 and who admitted affray was sentenced to a 12-month community order.

He was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and will be subject to a three-month curfew.

Detective Inspector Steve Keeley, from Greater Manchester Police's Major Incident Team, said: "Adam was a young man with a bright future caring for the older members of our community and that was taken away thanks to the Roches.

"This case is a tragedy: a man has died and a teenager will spend some of what should be his best years behind bars.

"Today's result should provide some comfort for Adam's friends and family and will hopefully provide some basis for them to move forward in their lives without him."

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