Gambian-British rapper Pa Salieu has been jailed for his part in an attack on a lone victim, shortly after his best friend was fatally stabbed.

Salieu, a BRIT Awards nominee who was named the BBC’s Sound of 2021, was jailed for two years and nine months in relation to the attack in Coventry town centre four years ago.

In the early hours of 1 September 2018, a fight broke out near a nightclub which resulted in Salieu’s friend Fidel Glasgow, 21, being fatally stabbed – a death over which nobody has faced charges.

Salieu was part of a group of men who chased another man from the scene.

That man, a 23-year-old, was eventually cornered and attacked by the group, and later needed emergency surgery and 10 days of recovery in hospital.

Salieu, 25, admitted violent disorder after being caught on CCTV hitting the victim with a tree branch a number of times.

He was acquitted in March on a second violent disorder charge relating to the earlier brawl that had resulted in the death of Mr Glasgow.

But he was convicted of possessing a bottle as an offensive weapon, telling jurors at Warwick Crown Court that he had smashed and brandished it to defend himself.

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