A teenager accused of murdering a young man in Bury has admitted carrying a knife.

The 17-year-old Kearsley boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is currently on trial for the murder of Abdikarim Abdalla Ahmed, aged 18, outside Mill Gate Shopping Centre in Bury on March 22 this year.

The teenager had claimed he took the knife from Abdikarim's hoodie during a struggle but, on the second day of a trial at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court, he admitted possessing the weapon, although he still denies murder.

A jury was shown a police video interview of Abdikarim's brother, who described how he witnessed his sibling being stabbed.

Recalling how the incident had been "traumatising" a visibly distraught Mr Ahmed said: “My brother went, I got stabbed, I got stabbed, he knew blood was dripping.”

He added: “I was going to chase these guys but I came back to save my brother’s life.”

But the 18-year-old could not be saved and died at 5.39pm after being rushed to hospital.

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Mr Ahmed recorded his interview just 20 minutes after Abdikarim had been declared dead.

He described how he and his brother had been looking for a group of young men, one of them the 17-year-old defendant, who had allegedly punched Abdikarim, known to his friends as Abdi, in the face at The Rock in Bury earlier that day.

Mr Ahmed admitted they had intended to ‘smack’ members of the group in retaliation but was shocked by the scale of violence they were met with when, he claims, his brother was fatally stabbed before his eyes during a confrontation with the group on Market Street.

He said: “We were going to smack this guy out because this guy had smacked my brother for no reason.”

He added: “My brother smacked him and the guy stabbed him.”

The trial continues.