Published On: Sat, Oct 4th, 2014 on 12:21 pm

Man admits killing of Bradford Peace Studies student Anowar Tagabo

Nathan Tomlinson Mugshot

Nathan Tomlinson. Image: South Yorkshire Police

A 23-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Bradford student Anowar Tagabo in Sheffield city centre earlier this year.

Nathan Lloyd Tomlinson admitted the offence at a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court.

Mr Tagabo, 25, originally from Sudan, was studying in his first year of Peace and Development at the University of Bradford.

He went to Sheffield for a celebration and afterwards went into the city with a friend, but they became separated during the night.

Mr Tagabo was approached by three men on Carver Street at around 4.20am on 25 May and was punched once by Tomlinson, who knocked him unconscious.

He was taken to hospital where he died on 3 June.

A post-mortem examination concluded that he had died from a head injury.

Senior investigating officer, Natalie Shaw, said: “Mr Tagabo was a talented young man with his life ahead of him which was snatched from him in a moment of madness by Tomlinson.

“Sadly, this case highlights the dangers of losing your temper and punching somebody. A split second decision made in anger can have tragic consequences, ruining the lives of the people involved, their friends and families.”

Three other men were also arrested in connection with Mr Tagabo’s death.

Two have been released without charge and a 24-year-old man remains on bail.

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