A 20-year-old man has been cleared of the murder of a teenager who was attacked by a gang after he got lost in an area of Oldham during a night out nearly two years ago.
Gavin Hopley died in hospital six days after the attack
Security guard Gavin Hopley, 19, was chased and beaten up by the gang in Glodwick in February 2002.
He died of serious head injuries after cracking his head on the pavement.
On Friday, Mohsin Raza, of Brewerton Road, Oldham, was acquitted of Mr Hopley's murder at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court after claiming he was working in an Indian take-away on the night of the attack.
In May six men were jailed after the street attack.
Five of the men pleaded guilty to violent disorder while the sixth admitted theft.
Those convicted were:
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
Mr Hopley died six days after the attack.
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