Aamir’s life was cruelly taken from him in a brutal knife attack committed by Jason Richards and Ben Hope. At the same time, they inflicted very serious injury on Aamir’s parents, as they tried to protect their son.
I would like to thank everyone who has supported the prosecution case. Each statement and every piece of testimony has played its part in the conviction of these two dangerous and violent criminals.
Whilst Aamir’s assailants have been brought to justice, we are acutely aware that nothing can make up for the loss felt by those close to him. Aamir’s family have shown remarkable dignity and fortitude throughout a lengthy criminal justice process and our thoughts remain with them.
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A decent start to the day with sunny spells. Breezy in the west and feeling noticeably cooler.
Tributes have been paid after two Matalan employees were allegedly stabbed to death near the city centre store where they worked.
A damp start to the night with heavy rain spreading southwards. It will clear by the early hours to leave a dry start tomorrow.