Family pays tribute to man killed on A34 in East Didsbury as murder investigation continues

"He was always full of life."

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 25th January 2024

The family of a man who was killed on the A34 in East Didsbury earlier this week have now paid a touching tribute to him.

It comes after Greater Manchester Police (GMP) received reports of a serious incident shortly before 1:40am on Tuesday (23 January 2024) on the A34 Kingsway, at the junction of Parrs Wood Lane to Queensway, in Manchester.

When officers attended the scene, they found that a 30-year-old man had been assaulted.

The victim was subsequently taken to hospital for treatment – but despite the best attempts of emergency services, both at the scene and in hospital, he sadly passed away from his injuries a short time later, GMP confirmed.

His family have been notified, and are continuing to be supported by specially-trained officers who have been deployed. 

Family pays tribute to man killed on A34 in East Didsbury as murder investigation continues / Credit: GMP

GMP proceeded to launch a murder investigation following the tragic incident – with enquiries still ongoing, an 18-year-old man having already been arrested on suspicion of murder, who remains in custody for questioning, and the public also being urged to come forward with any information they may have.

According to GMP, the victim and suspect are thought to have both been travelling in separate vehicles along Kingsway leading up to the incident.


At a traffic light, an altercation occurred, and the suspect had left the scene in their vehicle.

Now, with the first arrest made and murder investigation continuing on, the victim has been named as Sadiq Al-lami, and his loving family have spoken out for the first time to pay a touching tribute to the 30-year-old described as always being “full of life”.

The family’s tribute reads in full: “Sadiq’s warmth and love touched the hearts of everyone that he met. His love and laughter were contagious, and he was always full of life. Sadiq will be greatly missed and will never be forgotten.”


Anyone with information, or who believes they may have CCTV or dashcam footage that could assist detectives with their investigations, is asked to come forward by calling 101 and quoting log 166 of 23/01/2024.

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Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or submit details direct online using the dedicated Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP) here.

Featured Image – GMP (via Family Handout)