Three men are jailed over manslaughter of British man, 51, found dead on a Malaga Airport bench with ham on his buttocks and his genitals inside an empty tuna can

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Three men have been jailed for two and a half years after admitting the manslaughter of a Brit found dead on a Malaga Airport bench with ham on his buttocks and his genitals shoved inside an empty tuna can.

Irishman James O'Byrne, 59, from Cork, was one of three men convicted of killing Steven Allford, 51.

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Two Finns - named as Jussi Petteri Munck, 41, and Mika Tapio Soininem, 48, also confessed to the Londoner's manslaughter after striking a plea bargain with prosecutors.

State prosecutors were seeking jail sentences of three years for manslaughter for each of the three men ahead of trial.

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They were also seeking a further one-year prison term on a charge of submitting Mr Allford to degrading treatment.

The trio were handed prison sentences of two years for the first crime and six months for the second as part of the plea bargain deal.

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Vagrant Mr Allford was discovered lying face down on a bench outside Malaga Airport early on October 21, 2016.

He had been tied to the bench in a landscaped area near the arrivals lounge and a busy train stop and his trousers had been pulled down round his ankles.

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A slice of ham had been left on each of his exposed buttock and his genitals placed inside an empty tuna can.

A post-mortem revealed he choked to death on his own vomit after a heavy drinking session.

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Initial fears Mr Allford's death could be a hate crime based on the fact he might have been homeless, but that gave way to a new theory as the investigation advanced which shows he was targeted in a row over food.

Police were told he had fallouts with other men sleeping rough at Malaga Airport because he was mean about sharing food and drink with them but always expected a portion of theirs.


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