16th April 2021



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A man has been jailed for life after fatally stabbing a man in the groin in Salford.

Anton Farrell (27/08/1994) of Fenney Street East in Salford has today, Thursday 14 December 2017, been sentenced at Manchester Crown Square to life in prison for the murder of 19-year-old Karl Harrison. He will serve a minimum of 21 years.

Farrell was also sentenced to four years for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and 12-months for possession of a bladed article, to be served concurrently.

He pleaded guilty to all counts at a previous hearing.

On the afternoon of Monday 19 June 2017, Karl was outside his friend’s house on Bradley Avenue enjoying the summer weather.

A few hours later at around 8.15pm Anton Farrell was riding his bicycle on Bradley Avenue.

He got off his bike and began attacking Karl before stabbing him twice.

Within a minute, Karl was seen lying on the ground with Farrell stood over him.

Friends took him straight to hospital where Karl sadly died as a result of his injuries.

A search was then launched for Farrell and on Thursday 29 June 2017, police executed a warrant at an address on Devonshire Street and arrested him for murder.

Senior Investigation Officer Duncan Thorpe of GMP’s Murder Investigation Team, said: “This was a senseless attack by a man who arrived with a knife, intent on causing Karl harm.

“He showed no care for Karl when he fled the scene, leaving him seriously injured on the ground.

“Whatever the sentence it will not bring him back. Our thoughts are with Karl’s family and friends who are devastated by his death.

“Farrell will now spend the next 21 years behind bar thinking about his vicious actions.”

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