In July 1998, 24-year-old Stephen Hughes was stabbed six times in Manchester city centre and died in hospital later that night. After Stephen's girlfriend refused Dale Grant a cigarette, he punched her and threw her to the ground. At this point Steven intervened and was attacked in the manner described above. Grant, who is black, was jailed for just six years by Judge Michaels Sachs.
He will be out in three.
Steven's father condemned the leniency of the sentence, saying:
"Six years is a joke, it's just 12 months for each wound."