The family of a “loving and caring young man” who died following a stabbing in Bury have paid tribute to him

At around 3.50pm on Friday 11 March 2022, police received a report of a stabbing on Market Street, Bury.

Emergency services attended and a man was taken to hospital but he was sadly pronounced dead a short while later.

He has since been formally identified as 18-year-old Abdikarim Abdalla Ahmed.

His next-of-kin are continuing to receive support from specialist officers.

Today (13 March) Abdikarim – known as Abdi to friends and family – was described by his mother as “a loving, caring person who helped and looked after his family from a young age”.

In a heartfelt statement, she added: ” My beautiful boy Abdi passed away far too young and with his whole life ahead of him, he was taken from us too soon, and in the worst possible way”.

“My boy was a victim of knife crime, I beg all parents to speak to their children and know what’s going on in their lives, before their child is taken away”.

A 16-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons has been charged with murder.

He has been remanded into custody ahead of an appearance at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Monday 14 March 2022

Two teenagers, aged 15 & 16, have since been released on bail.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information or video footage should contact Greater Manchester Police quoting incident reference 1940 of 11/03/22 via 0161 856 6330 or gmp.police.uk.

Alternatively, the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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