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Last Updated: Thursday, 29 May, 2003, 09:44 GMT 10:44 UK
Six jailed after man's death
The street in Glodwick, Oldham, where Mr Hopley was attacked
Gavin Hopley died in hospital six days after the attack
Six men have been jailed after a street attack in Greater Manchester left a man dead.

Five of the men earlier pleaded guilty to violent disorder while the sixth admitted theft, following the death of Gavin Hopley in Oldham.

Mr Hopley, 19, died after being found injured on Greengate Street in Glodwick, in February 2002.

A seventh man, 19-year-old Mohsin Raza, has been charged with murdering Mr Hopley and is due to appear in court next month.

The other men were sentenced when they appeared at Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court on Wednesday.

'Severity of offences'

On Thursday Detective Chief Inspector Martin Bottomley, who led the inquiry, said it was a "tragic case".

"The judge took full and careful account of all the actions that each defendant was responsible for in the lead up to Gavin's death," said Mr Bottomley.

"The sentences he passed reflect the severity of their offences."

Those convicted are:

  • Mohammed Pongki Miah, 39, of Landseer Street, Glodwick, who was sentenced to a year in prison.

  • Ruhel Miah, aged 22, of Thorneyhill Close, Glodwick was sentenced to 15 months.

  • Foulmiah Mohammed, 21, from Greenhill Terrace, Glodwick, received a nine-month jail sentence.

  • Habib Rahman, aged 19, of Orme Street, Glodwick was jailed for 12 months.

  • Nizam Uddin, 22, of Sickle Street in Glodwick was also jailed for a year.

  • Zallal Uddin, 19, from Park Road, Oldham, who pleaded guilty to theft, was jailed for 21 months.

    His actions were described as "particularly despicable and beneath contempt" by the judge.

    Mr Raza from Brewerton Road, Clarksfield, Oldham is due to appear at Minshull Street Crown Court in June for a plea and directions hearing.

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