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Parents' relief as killer jailed
Kimberley's parent's Keith and Pat Fuller
Keith and Pat Fuller said they were glad Ashan had been jailed
The parents of a teenager who was stabbed to death at a nightclub have spoken of their relief at her killer's 19-year jail sentence.

Mohammed Ashan, 21, from Eastwood in Rotherham, stabbed Kimberley Fuller nine times at the Escape club after she confronted him for touching her bottom.

At Sheffield Crown Court, Judge Roger Keen described Ashan as evil.

Kimberley's parents, Pat and Keith Fuller, said they were glad he would not be able to hurt anyone else.

Mrs Fuller said her daughter had been excited about her night out with friends before leaving the family home in Thorpe Hesley on 5 November 2005.

Mohammed Ashan
During his trial the court heard Ashan had attacked women before

"She was singing and I shouted 'Kimberley, look after yourself' and she came through and said 'Mum, don't worry. I'm 19'."

Hours later, she was dead.

During a week-long trial, the court heard Ashan had attacked women before.

He denied murdering Kimberley after getting into a fight with her and her friends at the club, but the jury took just 30 minutes to return a guilty verdict.

Speaking after he was jailed for 19 years on Wednesday, Mrs Fuller said: "I'm just glad he's out of the way so he can't hurt anymore girls."

The couple are now campaigning for all nightclubs to introduce metal detectors to prevent further knife attacks.


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