Sheffield man jailed for killing student

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A Sheffield man has been jailed for killing a student with a one punch in the city centre.

Nathan Tomlinson, aged 24, of Haslam Crescent, Lowedges, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Anowar Tagabo, who had moved to the UK for a better life.

Nathan Tomlinson

Nathan Tomlinson

He was jailed for three years and nine months at Sheffield Crown Court today.

Mr Tagabo, originally from Sudan, was studying Peace and Development Studies at University of Bradford when he died and had dreams of becoming a politician.

He was punched once by Tomlinson in the early hours of May 25 having attended a wedding during the day.

He was rushed to hospital but died nine days after the attack from head injuries.

Outside court, Mr Tagabo’s cousin, Monsoor Kitar, spoke of how his death has ‘devastated’ the family.

He said his cousin was a ‘kind, friendly and peaceful living young man’ who was killed without any provocation.