Chinatown brawl man gets six months
8:45am Thursday 17th January 2013 in Local
A LITTLE Hulton man is one of 12 to be sentenced after a massive fight in Manchester’s Chinatown which ended with six men being stabbed.
An argument broke out between two gangs in the city centre in June, 2010.
Three were left fighting for their lives and one suffered facial injuries and is scarred for life.
Det Supt Jen Williams said: “This has been a very challenging investigation, carried out by our major incident team. It was very hard to get a clear picture about what exactly happened, but six men were rushed to hospital having been stabbed, and three of them were serious.
“Despite the fact that this large-scale fight happened in the centre of the city, very few witnesses came forward and those involved were reluctant to help officers.
“We therefore had the task of trawling through hours of CCTV footage and carefully examining the pictures to try and positively identify those responsible.
“Some excellent work has been carried out by detectives.”
Chi Yuen Li, aged 38, of Quarry Pond Road, Little Hulton, was found guilty of violent disorder after a trial at Manchester Crown Court and was jailed for six months on Tuesday.