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Oldham man jailed over flat fight death in which teenager died

Matthews Stubbs also known as Matthew Gregory Image copyright Greater Manchester Police
Image caption Matthews Stubbs is also known as Matthew Gregory

A man involved in a fight at a flat in which a teenager died and another man suffered stab wounds has been jailed.

Matthew Stubbs, 24, of Horsedge Street, Oldham was found guilty of assault and affray and sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to 12 years in prison.

Tommy Bilton, 19, suffered fatal injuries in the fight, which happened in the early hours of 15 August 2015.

The other man, who was stabbed as he tried to intervene, later made a full recovery.

The fight had started in the flat but spilled out in the street, police said.

Stubbs, also known as Matthew Gregory, fled the flat before officers arrived.

Two days later he was arrested in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Two other men from Oldham were also sentenced at an earlier hearing for their part in the incident.

Joshua Brierley, 22, of Argus Street was jailed for four months for affray while Kieran Knapman, 22, of Arbour Road received a suspended eight-month sentence for the same offence.

Det Insp Andy Naismith of Greater Manchester Police's Major Incident Team, said: "These men all played their part in one man receiving serious injuries and one man tragically losing his life.

"Violence will not be tolerated in Greater Manchester and we will do everything in our power to bring those people who defy the law to justice."

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