A student could have died after being stabbed in the face after a series about ‘fake drugs’.
He collapsed in hospital and had to be resuscitated three times after losing a significant amount of blood.
Mohamed Jeylaani, 20, chopped after an altercation on the street near the Courtyard bar on Oxford Road.
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Just before the brutal stabbing, the victim had bought some drugs from a man nearby, after spending the afternoon at the bar with a friend.
After realizing that the white powder was not actually amphetamine, he went back and tried to find the dealer around noon. 22 on October 14 last year.
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Jeylaani, who did not sell him the power, was part of a gang of men he approached.
The student could not find the dealer, but spoke to members of the group who became ‘excited’.
Both men were attacked, where the victim’s friend was beaten and kicked.
After getting up, he realized that his friend had suffered a serious wound to the face.
CCTV footage later revealed how Jeylaani had made a large knife and cut it.
He had also been stabbed in the stomach.
Kydden Malcom, 20, who was also part of the group, had hit the student on the floor, kicked him in the face as he lay on the ground and then kicked him to the back.
Both attackers fled.
“It seems to have arisen as a result of a misunderstanding and an overreaction to events,” Farrow said.
The victim was bleeding profusely.
He collapsed in the hospital, either due to a cardiac arrest or loss of consciousness, and needed three sets of CPR.
The 10 cm wound also caused a fracture of his skull.
A judge said the student was ‘lucky to survive’.
“All too often on our streets at night, serious violence erupts and weapons are produced with serious consequences,” Judge Alan Conrad QC said.
The student has suffered permanent scarring and fears that it may affect his job opportunities.
“He says people are staring at the scar and he feels they are avoiding him and making negative assumptions about him,” prosecutor Adrian Farrow said.
He has had a physical recovery but has been mentally affected by his trials, Manchester Crown Court heard.
“He is very aware that his life was in danger,” Farrow said.
The student had met the friend for the first time that day after playing pool together in the courtyard.
Jeylaani, from Hulme, was jailed for seven and a half years.
His lawyer said Jeylaani, a convicted drug dealer, was armed with a knife for protection because of his previous trafficking.
“It’s apparently on the back of it that he felt it was appropriate to protect himself and his family,” said his lawyer Nick Ross.
“But in the end, there are no excuses.”
Ross said Jeylaani comes from a ‘hard-working’ and ‘law-abiding’ family.
“It is a very sad situation for the Jeylaani family that Mohamed Jeylaani is acting in this serious situation,” the lawyer said.
Malcom, also from Hulme, escaped prison.
His lawyer Mark Kellet said Malcom was affected by ‘antisocial peer pressure’.
He has found work in railway construction after losing his previous job during the pandemic.
Jeylaani, of Millhalf Close, Hulme, admitted section 18 wounded and possessed a leaf.
Malcom, of Chorlton Road, Hulme, pleaded guilty to assault under section 47.
He was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for 18 months and ordered to comply with a six-month restraining order and complete 30 days of rehabilitation activity.
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