Family Pay Tribute To Sheffield Murder Victim

4 October 2011, 15:41 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

The family of Mubarak Ali, the 24 year old killed in Sheffield last week, have paid tribute to him.

Mubarak was found with stab wounds on Crowther Place in the Mount Pleasant Park area of Sheffield last Friday lunchtime. Later that day he died in the city's Northern General Hospital.

His family have released this statement:

'Our family is devastated at the loss of Mubarak who we lovingly call Yahya. Words can not express our sense of loss. He was our shining star who had the gift of lighting up a room just with his smile. Every single young boy in this community looked up to him; he had just finished his degree at university and now will not get the opportunity to attend his graduation.

'He was a loved and cherished young man and very well respected. He was a loving son, grandson and nephew and a wonderful brother. He would stop and speak to everyone in the community; they all knew and liked him.

'Mubarak was brutally murdered in broad daylight. If anyone has any information about Mubarak’s death, we would like them to come forward to the police.'

Earlier today police released a 24 year old arrested on suspicion of murder on bail pending further enquiries.