Man found guilty of manslaughter after victim died with one punch

Date published: 11 October 2018

A 20-year-old man from Rochdale has been found guilty of manslaughter after a man he punched died last year.

Jafar Ali (24/05/1998), appeared at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on Tuesday (9 October) where the court heard how Ali, who was 19 at the time of the incident, punched Keith Maden outside Dixy Chicken near Reed Hill in Rochdale centre on 28 September 2017.

A majority jury of 11 found him guilty of manslaughter.

Mr Maden, 59, who was punched and hit his head on the floor, was taken to hospital where he later died.

Ali is due to appear again for sentencing on 30 October.

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