‘Fancy Man’ cleared of stabbing

A paranoid schizophrenic dubbed the ‘Fancy Man’ because of his eccentric fashion sense has been cleared of knifing the manager of the Brixton Academy to death. Jonathan Shay, 53, was said to have stabbed Gerry Gaffney, 46, in the chest after a row in Vassall Road, Brixton, southwest London, on 13 May. The pair had clashed earlier that day when Shay cut the Irishman’s face after striking him with his cane. Mr Gaffney, originally from Leixlip, Co Kildare, was with…

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