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Family of Bristol man killed in a baseball bat attack say they'll 'miss him more than words can express'

40-year-old Hassan Hagi was murdered by a baseball bat at his home in Bristol in 2018. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

The family of a man murdered in a baseball bat attack at his home in Bristol said they will "miss him more than words can ever express."

Forty-year-old Hassan Hagi was attacked by Mahamud Osman at his flat in Easton on Sunday 11th November 2018.

Osman, who's 38, has been sentenced to life in prison for beating Mr Hagi with a baseball bat and causing severe injuries to his head and body.

He'll serve a minimum of 14 years.

Mahamud Osman was sentenced on Thursday 16 May to life imprisonment with a minimum of 14 years. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

The two men reportedly had a fight after Osman had been staying at Mr Hagi's flat in Pirie Court, Perry Street.

Osman called an ambulance just after 1:30pm on Sunday 11 November but Mr Hagi was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers believe it's likely the 40-year-old had been dead since the previous evening.

Osman beat Mr Hagi with a baseball bat and left him with severe injuries. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Mr Hagi's family have released a tribute following Osman's conviction at Bristol Crown Court on Thursday 16 May:

This trial may be over today, but our pain and the nightmare of losing Hassan to this horrific murder is far from over. We cannot imagine the pain and the suffering of this loss has caused to our parents and indeed, we cannot and will never comprehend the amount violence and physical trauma that Hassan suffered in the hands of this evil man.

Hassan was a very kind, gentle and extremely generous soul. He had a tremendous impact on our lives, especially in the lives of his much beloved younger cousins, whom he had spent a great deal of time and care.

His life was taken away from us and nothing will ever fill the void that it has left behind. We love Hassan and he was very much loved by everyone. We pray that when justice is served, it will prevent this evil man from committing another heinous crime again.

Hassan was an honest, respectful and very charismatic person. We will miss him more than words can ever express.

– Family tribute