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.
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.
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)
A look at the plans to turn historic Ancoats mill with rich musical heritage into new apartment complex
Hodder + Partners have just revealed new CGIs and a more detailed look at the plans for their redevelopment of the longstanding Brunswick Mill in Ancoats which is set to become a brand-new apartment complex.
The proposals to turn the once creative space with decades of musical heritage into a new residential site were revealed back in 2021 and approved within just a few months, despite having been met with plenty of resistance given its history and cultural significance.
Nevertheless, Northern company Big Red Construction recently kicked off the £50+ million renovation on behalf of developer Arrowsmith Investments and the apartments are projected to be finished in 2026.
With that in mind, the architectural designers Hodder have just released a new look at what Brunswick Mill is set to look like once completed:
Set to transform the historic industrial mill-turned-creative space and music studios on the edge of New Islington into 153 new apartments, ranging from one, two and three-bedroom residences, the redevelopment will be spread across two phases.
In line with designs by Hodder + Partners, the initial phase involves converting the existing mill building and the construction of new four and seven-storey elements to accommodate the remaining 127 homes on the Bradford Road plot in Ancoats.
Big Red Construction, who are also working on the Peelers Yard building for CERT Property and Myprotein founder Oliver Cookson, are expected to complete phase one by the first quarter of 2026.
Here’s another look at what living space people are already buying up:
Along with Hodder + Partners as architects, the project team also consists of HW Consultancy who are covering structural aspects, Manchester firm Clancy for mechanical and electrical considerations, as well as AM Pyro as fire engineers.
With property company Orlando Reid serving as estate agents for the project, 42 out of the 153 apartments have already been sold off-plan, with managing director Baljit Arora describing it as “an exciting period for all parties involved and for the city of Manchester”.
This is just the latest chapter in the continued regeneration of the Ancoats and the New Islington areas, which remain two of the most heavily re-developed areas in the city centre and Greater Manchester as a whole. You can see other hot properties in and around the region HERE.