A 21-YEAR-OLD man has been found guilty of killing a “loyal” man who was stabbed at a flat.

Sam Caulfield, from Mayfield, was found with a single wound to the abdomen at a flat in Crawley on June 18 last year.

Macauley Lawless, of Ifield Road, Crawley was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter yesterday by jurors at Hove Crown Court.

John Mitchell, 21, of Mowbray Drive, Crawley, was found not guilty of murder at the judge's direction.

Both men denied murdering Mr Caulfield.

Lewes Crown Court heard the two men had been found guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, as were Leah Delgado, 23, of Ifield Road, Crawley and Jessica Roberts, 25, of Spencers Road, Crawley.

All four await sentencing.