Murder Charge Over Salford Stabbing

Police investigating the New Year's Day stabbing of music teacher from Salford have charged a 46-year-old man with murder.

Yuriy Kozak, who's originally from Ukraine, was found with a stab wound to his neck in a flat on Rodney Street just after 4.30pm and died later in hospital.

Detectives are have now charged a 46-year-old man with his murder.

Andrij Senechko of no fixed address is due to appear at Salford Magistrates Court tomorrow, Friday 4 January 2013.

A second man, who's 45, is on bail on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Yuriy’s widow, Helen, has paid the following tribute on behalf of the family.

She said: "Yuriy was a loving husband, father and brother to us all. He loved his family and was a real home-body.

"Yuriy was born in the Ukraine but moved to Britain nine years ago, and he was much loved by his local community.

"He used to be a music teacher in the Ukraine and taught children music at the Ukrainian Saturday School. He loved children and music was his passion. He played the piano and the guitar from being young.

"Yuriy had a good sense of humour and he was always happy and smiling. He was always joyful and liked to make people happy. He had many friends and was very popular in the community.