Killer admits manslaughter after fatal stabbing at Sheffield's Cineworld

A killer who fatally stabbed a young man outside Cineworld has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 11:30 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 3:11 pm

Sheffield Crown Court heard during a trial how Fahim Hersi, aged 22, of Broomhall, was stabbed in the car park at Cineworld, at Centertainment, at Meadowhall, Sheffield.

Noel Ramsey, aged 22, of Nottingham Street, Burngreave, pleaded not guilty to murder but admitted stabbing Mr Hersi in self-defence or accidentally.

And today, Tuesday, December 10, he pleaded guilty to manslaughter and Judge Jeremy Richardson QC subsequently directed the jury to return a not guilty verdict to murder after the CPS accepted the manslaughter plea.

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Pictured is Fahim Hersi, 22, of Sheffield, who was fatally stabbed outside Cineworld, at Centertainment, Meadowhall, Sheffield.

Both Ramsey and Mr Hersi had crossed paths after they had both coincidentally gone to Cineworld with friends to see gang movie Intent 2.

David Brooke, prosecuting, said there had been bad blood between Mr Hersi’s friend Osman Jama and Noel Ramsey and after a confrontation between the three men Ramsey was stabbed in the leg and Mr Hersi was fatally stabbed in the chest by Ramsey on September 21, 2018.

Ramsey’s friend Layton Morris, aged 22, of Ferrars Road, Tinsley, has denied assisting Ramsey by disposing of the knife near a bin.

The jury formally returned a verdict of not guilty to murder for Ramsey as directed by Judge Jeremy Richardson QC today, December 10.

Mr Brooke said Ramsey claimed he stabbed Mr Hersi in self-defence after he was attacked by him and Mr Jama.

Morris claimed Ramsey was stabbed by a knife brought by others and he had wanted to keep it away from them.

The case continues.