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Sarrah Garba manslaughter: Man handed hospital order

Sarrah Garba Image copyright Northumbria Police
Image caption Sarrah Garba was a student at Newcastle College

A man has been handed a hospital order after admitting the manslaughter of a woman in Gateshead.

The body of Sarrah Garba, 27, was discovered at her home in Moore Street, Felling, at about 14:00 GMT on 23 September 2015.

Edwin Gyekye, 31, of the same address, was originally charged with murder.

He pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at Newcastle Crown Court.

Miss Garba, originally from France, was studying at Newcastle College and had been living in the North East for about 18 months.

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