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Kieran Crump Raiswell death: Festival tribute for murdered teen

Kieran Crump Raiswell
Image caption Kieran's father said his family wanted to "remember him in a positive way"

The family of a Manchester teenager who was murdered in a random attack are to hold a festival in his honour.

Kieran Crump Raiswell, 18, was walking in Whalley Range in January when he was stabbed by Imran Hussain. His attacker was later jailed for life.

September's Kieran Fest will see a gig and cricket and football tournaments held in aid of 42nd Street, a charity which helps young people under stress.

His father Roland Crump said it would be a "fitting tribute".

"What's happened is terrible, but he was such a lovely lad that we want to remember him in a positive way," he said.

"He loved music, cricket and football, so I'm sure he'd be right behind [the festival]."

The three-day festival, which will be held from 6 to 8 September, will open with a music and poetry evening at Chorlton Irish Club and close with a cricket tournament at South West Manchester Cricket Club.

There will also be a football day at Stockport Sport Village, in Woodley, hosted by the teenager's former club FC Bluestar.

The club chairman Andrew McIntyre said the 18-year-old had been the "most gentle boy, shy until you got to know him, growing up into a thoughtful and caring young man, liked and loved by all who knew him and with a bright future ahead".

He added that the club planned to set up a "more permanent memorial" in the coming months.

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