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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The brother of an 18-year-old student has spoken out during the trial of a teenager charged with his murder. The 17-year-old defendant from Bolton, who can't be named for legal reasons, denies murder and manslaughter but has now admitted being in possession of a combat knife before the death of Abdikarim Abdalla Ahmed in Bury town centre. He was stabbed once to the chest at the entrance to the Mill Gate shopping centre on a Friday afternoon. Prosecutors told how Mr Ahmed had been punched by a friend of the defendant earlier that afternoon, and he and his brother had gone in search of those responsible. The defendant is expected to say he was acting in self defence after Mr Ahmed threw a punch at him. His change of plea came as Mr Ahmed's brother told how he witnessed his sibling being stabbed in front of him. READ MORE:Man, 54, dies after car crashes off the road Jurors at Minshull Street Crown Court heard that the defendant wished to change his plea to a count of having an article with a blade or point in public, which he'd previously denied. "The position is that (the defendant) accepts that he was in fact in possession of that knife," defence barrister Bernard Richmond QC said. "That is not an issue. "The issue is whether at the time he was acting in self defence, and what was happening at the time. That is the focus." The defendant had claimed the knife belonged to Mr Ahmed and that he'd found it in his hoodie while being put in a headlock. Mr Ahmed, who was a student at sixth form college, had called his brother Faisal Ahmed and told him he'd been 'smacked'. The brothers met up in Bury town centre and began looking for those responsible. "My brother went mad," Faisal Ahmed, 19, said in a video interview with police recorded two hours after his brother was stabbed. "Me and my brother was looking for these guys who did this." Jurors have heard that Mr Ahmed approached a group of young men outside the shopping centre at 3.48pm. Abdikarim Abdalla Ahmed appeared to exchange a 'friendly' greeting with one of them, before he threw a punch at the defendant. The defendant, aged 16 at the time, then stabbed him with a knife, prosecutors said.
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. "I came back to save my brother's life. "I can't believe I witnessed my own brother stabbed. I don't know what to say, I really don't know what to say. The minute he swung he stabbed him. "My only brother got stabbed in front of my own eyes, do you know how traumatising that is? Seeing your own brother getting stabbed. I'm just speechless about what I've seen. "You don't understand how mad I am right now." His brother ran into a nearby bar and collapsed before paramedics arrived. The victim was then rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead at 5.39pm. The defendant and others left the area in a taxi and travelled to Bolton, before he was arrested at about midnight. The knife used to stab Mr Ahmed was discovered in a bin near the scene of the stabbing. Prosecutors allege that the defendant's reaction to a punch being swung was 'out of all proportion', 'excessive' and 'disproportionate'. They claim that the defendant 'routinely carried knives'. Jurors have heard that he received a caution in 2019 for carrying a knife in public and has 'convictions for offences involving use of a knife in public places' in 2020. A youth worker saw a knife fall out of the defendant's pocket during a meeting with him 10 days before the alleged murder, it was said. Jurors have also heard that two days prior to alleged murder the defendant had texted a friend, the man who went on to punch Mr Ahmed, and said 'let’s go cop a shank', said to be slang for a knife. The defendant denies murder, an alternative count of manslaughter. Proceeding . READ NEXT: "I don't want another parent to go through the pain I have": The heartbroken people facing up to the reality of knife attacks Police to clamp down on 'youths wreaking havoc' on town centre during holidays The ruined castle and gardens in the Lake District with a playground kids will love 'Heavy fired' bread rolls sold in Greater Manchester market causing a stir on Facebook Victim of vicious racist attack during which she was BITTEN talks about impact on her son as attacker avoids jail
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