A court has heard how a young dad was stabbed to death outside a takeaway as he walked to buy baby milk for his newborn son.
Father-of-two Mansoor Mahmood’s wife, Aisha Akhtar, said his death had “literally broken her heart”.
The 25-year-old was knifed in the stomach in a fight outside the Dixi Chicken restaurant on Brierley Hill High Street on October 15 last year.
Nioron Parker-Lee – named by police as the prime suspect in the case – remains on the run with a £6,000 bounty on his head.
In a new appeal for information on Monday, Aisha said:
Mansoor and Aisha met as students at Sandwell College and have two sons, Isa, three, and Awais, who is two next month.
Mansoor was also his wife’s carer after she suffered spinal injuries in an accident in 2007. Reliving her last conversation with her husband, Aisha said:
No motive for the murder has ever been established but detectives believe Parker-Lee, from Brierley Hill, is being protected by friends. Appealing for help to find him, Aisha said:
Mansoor’s brother, Mujtaba Hussain, 18-year-old brother, said, “We still don’t have a clear answer about why he was killed, we need some sort of closure and answers about why this happened."
Mansoor’s dad, Khalid Mahmood, 53, said, "I have not slept properly in the six months since he died. I just want justice for my son. I want the person who did this brought to justice.”
Det Insp Harry Harrison said:
The £6,000 reward will only qualify if information is passed directly to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 number or at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.