Afghan youth killed in street brawl named

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A teenager who died after he and three others were stabbed during a mass brawl between two groups of Afghan youths was named yesterday.

Osman Shazad, 17, was knifed as a violent confrontation between two factions spilled from a house party out into the street.

More than 30 people were seen fighting or milling around when officers arrived in Marine Terrace, Folkestone, Kent, just before 8.30pm on Monday.

Four people were stabbed, including Osman, and two others suffered superficial cuts and bruising during the incident, Kent Police said.

A total of eight people – believed to be aged 15 to 18 – have been arrested for alleged offences ranging from murder to violent disorder.

Police disclosed that at least two arrests had been made before the violence broke out because of a “minor falling-out” between groups from similar backgrounds in Folkestone recently.

Chief Superintendent Chris Hogben, from Kent Police, said knife crime in the area was rare.