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MetiNews.Com - Majid Kareem was one of several men involved in the fight outside a cafe in Rusholme
Breaking News ! A dad who was 'in the thick' of a huge street brawl in which a medical student was killed has been jailed - after he was caught on CCTV kicking another man. Majid Kareem was one of several men involved in the fight outside a cafe in Rusholme in the early hours of Saturday, January 26. During the brawl, Emanuel Gabriel Simon, 33, suffered serious head injuries. He died in hospital 16 days later. Manchester Crown Court heard the fight broke out when a group of people Mr Simon was with was removed from the Dubai Cafe. Emanuel Gabriel Simon Kareem, a 36-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker, wasn't involved in the attack which killed Mr Simon - an Eritrean national who moved to Manchester to study to become a doctor. CCTV shown in court showed Kareem kicking another man who had been knocked to the ground -and 'pushing and shoving' others during the fight on Wilmslow Road. Read More Related Articles How to sign up to our newsletter to get the latest headlines from the M.E.N. Mark Monaghan, prosecuting, said the CCTV showed Kareem was 'in the thick' of the 'melee'. He said: "It is fair to say you cannot see precisely what the defendant is doing, but it is equally fair to say he is doing nothing to distance himself from the ruckus." The court also heard no CCTV was able to be recovered from inside the cafe. Dubai Cafe on Wilmslow Road (Image: M.E.N.) On Tuesday Kareem, of School Road, Withington, was jailed for 15 months after pleading guilty to a charge of violent disorder at a previous hearing.
. Nicholas Clake, defending, said Kareem - a married dad-of-one who came to the UK from Mosul in Iraq in 2009 - had expressed remorse for his role in the brawl. He said: "His mitigation primarily relates to his plea.
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"He pleaded guilty at the first opportunity and should be given full credit for that plea. "This is something he decided to do on the spur of the moment and something for which he has spent six and half months in custody awaiting this hearing. "He does apologise for his involvement and I think when he pleaded guilty he did say sorry. "He is certainly very remorseful about it." Judge Patrick Field QC said: "What is plain is that there was what can be described as an altercation at the Dubai Cafe between two groups of people. "The row that developed into the violent disorder appears to have occurred when those in Mr Simon's group were going to be removed from the cafe. "It became heated and eventually violent as both groups spilled out onto the street. "That's where the action was picked up on CCTV. You are seen on the CCTV to walk towards, rather than away from the fighting.
"As a man was knocked to the ground you kicked him, either in the head or his upper body. "You were then involved in pushing and shoving as the fighting was going on around you. "You participated in the violence. "The violence resulted in serious physical injury to Mr Simon which we know to have been a fatal injury." Five other men are due to stand trial in January in connection with the incident.
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