Man charged with murder following Christmas Day stabbing at Rochdale bar

By Dean Wilkins

A man is being charged with murder over the stabbing of a Harpurhey man on Christmas Day last year.

Kamar Anderson, 25, of West Gorton, was arrested and charged by police on suspicion of murder, violent disorder and GBH and remains in custody.

John Barret, 31, was attending a private party at Sinclair’s Bar, Drake Street, Rochdale, before a group of up to 20 men gate-crashed the event at 2.40am.

There was large scale disruption which resulted in Mr Barret being left with serious stab wounds.

He was taken to hospital where he died on December 27 2011.

Sixteen people have now been charged in connection with the incident.

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