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10 November 2017, 18:22 | Updated: 10 November 2017, 18:29
A teenager from Leicester's been found guilty of murder.
It's after 18-year-old Mucaad Ali Farah stabbed 22-year-old Abdirahman Adam to death in St Matthews Way in May.
He later died in hospital.
Farah - of Bishopdale Road - will be sentenced on Tuesday next week.
Detective Chief Inspector David Swift-Rollinson, of East Midlands Special Operations unit major crime team, said: “A single stab wound resulted in the death of a young man and a family have been left distraught by their loss.
“Farah chose to carry a knife that day and he intended to cause harm. He has shown no remorse for his actions and now faces a lengthy term in prison for his actions that fateful afternoon.
“Two families now have been left without their loved ones, following a seemingly insignificant argument that had such devastating consequences.
“Throughout the trial both families have acted in a very respectful and dignified manner, and I’d like to praise them for that. The two families have acted as one community throughout.
“Knife crime is a priority for the force and we are working closely with partner agencies to address the underlying issues, carrying a bladed weapon in a public place is an offence, and we aim to educate the young and old about the serious consequences of their actions.”
Abdirahman’s parents have paid tribute to their son;
“Abdirahman was our son. He was also a dearly loved brother and will be missed by the family and all that knew him.
“Abdirahman was only 22 years old. He has lost his life in such tragic circumstances. He had his whole life ahead of him. As a family, we are trying to be strong and support one another with the support of the wider community.
“At this extremely difficult and harrowing time, we would ask that our family is left to grieve for the loss of Abdirahman in peace.”