Six jailed after Denton murder

Six people have been jailed after a man died in Denton.

Richard Linehan, 19, from Manchester, pleaded guilty to murder; section 18 assault, and violent disorder at an earlier hearing in connection with the man.

He was sentenced on 29 February at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square to life in prison and ordered to serve a minimum of 14 years and two months.

Mitchell Ingham, 15, from Denton pleaded guilty to murder; section 18 assault, and violent disorder at an earlier hearing. He was sentenced to life in prison and ordered to serve a minimum of 14 years.

Connor Ward, 17, of Hackle Street, Manchester pleaded guilty to manslaughter and violent disorder at an earlier hearing. He was sentenced to two years and 101 days in prison.

42-year old Colin McDonald, from Denton, was found guilty of manslaughter, section 18 assault and violent disorder. He was sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to serve a minimum of 15 years.

Liam Seabright, 19, from Audenshaw, was found guilty of violent disorder. He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

Diane Ingham, 42, from Denton, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice. She was sentenced to three years in prison.

Background

On Sunday 7 June 2015, shortly before 3am, police were called to Manchester Road to a report of a large disturbance.

When officers attended they found that a group of up to six people had launched an unprovoked attack on another group of men, who were standing outside the pub. Two of the men had sustained serious injuries.

Dominic Doyle, 21, from the Denton area, sadly later died from his injuries in hospital. A post-mortem examination found he died from stab wounds.

The other victim, 18, was treated for stab wounds in hospital.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Crewe from GMP’s Major Incident Team said: “All those sentenced were involved in extreme violence and time and time again we see these cases where a night out ended in tragedy.

“A young man has lost his life because of a senseless act of extreme violence and a family have to come to terms with that. Another person was extremely fortunate to survive this attack having been left unconscious in the street.
“This has been and continues to be a traumatic time for Dominic’s family, and our commitment to protecting our communities from knife crime will continue”.

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