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Family of Neri Morse release tribute to ‘baby of the family’

The family of Neri Morse have released their own tribute.

Neri, 24, died following an incident on Pollard Street, Ancoats, at around 6.30pm on Wednesday 20 April 2022.

The family tribute in full: “Our family cannot describe what losing our Neri has done to us. Only God will know how much this is breaking our hearts.

“Our brother was the baby of the family and definitely Mum’s favourite. He is loved by his partner, his brother and sister, his niece and nephew, his uncle, cousins and his nan.

“He was the most amazing and loving father to his four-month-old son Nakari and showed him the most amount of love in the short time they had together. We will always be immensely proud of how he took to daddy duties.

“We as a family are overwhelmed and truly humbled by the sheer volume of messages and support from the community expressing their love and support. It just emphasises how truly loved Neri was.

“It’s going to take our family quite some time to come to terms with losing Neri so suddenly and in such horrific circumstances – if we ever do. We would appreciate our privacy being respected at this time.

“We were blessed with 24 years of you – all we have left are the videos, pictures and memories. We love you forever, we are your keepers and we are so sorry we were not there to protect you.

“Sleep easy Baby Brother.”

Two men, both aged 23, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody for questioning.

Anyone with information about Neri’s death should contact police via the Major Incident Public Portal  or 0161 856 5413 quoting Operation Southsea.

Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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