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Man jailed for killing Swedish man visiting family in London

News   •   Feb 05, 2018 17:18 GMT

[Jailed: Antonio Chiakka]

A man has been jailed following the death of Swedish national, Mr Guzman Shannan.

Antonio Chiakka, 21 (14.04.96) of Enfield was found guilty of manslaughter at the Old Bailey on Friday, 2 February.

He was sentenced to six-years and six months at the same court on Monday, 5 February.

Detective Sergeant Matt Austin, said: "Guzman Shannan was in London visiting family when he was so tragically killed. What should have been a wonderful trip ended in tragedy for Mr Shannan and his family. I hope that today's sentencing brings them a measure of comfort."

Police were called to reports of a fight at Henrietta Place, W1, at 06:27hrs on 29 July 2017.

At the scene, officers found 49-year-old Guzman Shannan suffering from head injuries.

Mr Shannan was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a central London hospital in a critical condition. He died on 2 August 2017.

A post-mortem examination held at St George's Hospital Mortuary on 8 August 2017 gave cause of death as a head injury.

Following an investigation by the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command, police arrested Chiakka; he was charged with manslaughter on 4 August 2017.

Two other men - both aged 21 - were arrested on suspicion of murder as part of this investigation. They were both subsequently released with no further action.