Tinsley man who assisted Cineworld killer jailed for six months

By Chloe West | 11/12/2019

Tinsley man who assisted Cineworld killer jailed for six months
Layton Morris

A TINSLEY man who handled a knife used to kill a cinemagoer has been sentenced to six months in prison today (Wednesday). 

Layton Morris (22), of Ferrars Road, has been on trial at Sheffield Crown Court charged with assisting an offender following the killing of Fahim Hersi (22) at Cineworld at Valley Centertainment, Sheffield, on September 21 last year.

Morris had been captured on CCTV removing a knife from a bin which was used to stab Mr Hersi. He initially denied the offence and went on trial last week alongside Noel Ramsey (22), of Nottingham Street, Sheffield, who denied murder.

Fahim Hersi (pictured, above)

Yesterday, both men changed their pleas with Ramsey admitting to the lesser charge of manslaughter. He was jailed today for five years.

Noel Ramsey (pictured, above)

Speaking after the sentencing, Det Chief Insp Simon Palmer, the senior investigating officer, said: “The investigation has been an incredibly complex process, which Mr Hersi’s family members have endured with great bravery and patience. They have been at the forefront of our minds throughout our enquiries.

“I hope today’s sentencing brings them some comfort in the weeks, months and years to come as they continue life without their much loved brother and son.”

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