Ashton man jailed for life for death of teenager
Thursday 14th September 2017 18:00 Ashton News Tameside Posted by Nigel Skinner

An Ashton man has been jailed for life for the murder of 18-year-old Abdul Hafidah in Moss Side last year.

Durrell Goodall, 20, of Kings Road, Ashton, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment and must serve a minimum of 16 years.

He was one of 11 people who have been jailed for total of 168 years in connection with Abdul’s death. One of those was a 14-year-old boy.

They were sentenced at Manchester Crown Court.

 

HUNTED DOWN: Teenager Abdul.

 

Abdul was hunted down by the group and fatally stabbed on Thursday, May 12 last year, in a hideous act of violence that made headlines nationwide.

After a long chase from Princess Parkway and onto Moss Lane East he was attacked by the group, one of whom had a hammer.

Attempting to escape, he was then mown down by a car, driven by another member of the gang, before being set upon by the group and stabbed.

A Home Office post mortem concluded that he died from two stab wounds to the neck and also had injuries to his head.

Detective Chief Inspector Terry Crompton of GMP’s Major Incident Team said: “Abdul Hafidah lost his life under such tragic circumstances. A family lost their son and have been put through a tremendous amount of heartache.

“These sentences demonstrate that there are no winners with knife crime, and we need to stand together to ensure incidents like this one don’t happen ever again.”

In a touching tribute to Adbul, his family released the following statement: “Abdulwahab did not die as a result of accident or ill health; he was hunted down, attacked and ripped away from our lives forever in a senseless act of brutality and we as a family are totally devastated by his loss.

“We are consumed by the sadness and emptiness we feel knowing we will never see him again, but we will never forget him. His passing has left a void in our family that can never be replaced.

“After a long investigation and trial of those involved we are relieved that justice has been done and those responsible have been made to account for their actions.

“We do not hate those involved, but we hate what they have done. They have not only taken Abdulwahab’s life at a time when he had so much to live for; they have ruined our lives as well as theirs and their families.”

Also sentenced in connection with Abdul’s death were:

  • Devonte Cantrill, 20, of no fixed address found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum 23 years to serve.
  • Delroy Wright, 18, of no fixed address, found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 19 years to serve.
  • Durrell Ford , 20, of Darncombe Close, Moss Side, found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 20 years to serve.
  • Nathanial Jermaine Williams, 19, of Hebburn Walk, found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 19 years to serve.
  • Devonte Neish, 18, of Nell Lane, Manchester, found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to eight years.
  • William George, 21, of Cowesby Street, Moss Side, found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 12 years.
  • Reanu Walters, 19, of Greame Street, Moss Side, found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 20 years to serve.
  • Trey Wilson, 19, of Oakfield Avenue, Whalley Range, found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 18 years to serve.
  • Remekell Samuels, 19, of Caythorpe Street, Moss Side pleaded guilty to manslaughter and sentenced to eight years.
  • The 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to five years youth detention.