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Family pays emotional tribute to ‘loving and caring’ teen fatally stabbed in Bury

"I beg all parents to speak to their children and know what’s going on in their lives, before their child is taken away."

The Manc The Manc - 14th March 2022

The family of an 18-year-old man who was tragically stabbed to death in Bury on Friday has paid an emotional tribute to him – and shared an urgent message.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed that at around 3.50pm on Friday 11 March 2022, reports were received of a stabbing on Market Street in Bury town centre, with emergency services attending the scene shortly after, and a man – who has since been formally identified as 18-year-old Abdikarim Abdalla Ahmed – was taken to hospital.

He was sadly pronounced dead a short while later, and GMP says his family are continuing to receive support from specialist officers.

Abdikarim – who is known as Abdi to friends and family – has been described in a tribute by his mother as “a loving, caring person who helped and looked after his family from a young age”.

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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,” she concluded.

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Greater Manchester Police has confirmed that a 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with murder, and 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 also since been released on bail.

Enquiries are ongoing, and anyone with information or video footage is now being urged to contact Greater Manchester Police quoting incident reference 1940 of 11/03/22 via 0161 856 6330 or gmp.police.uk, or alternatively, get in touch with the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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