Detective urges people to speak out after Sheffield murder

Student AnowarTagabo who died after being assaulted on Carver Street in Sheffield city centre. He was on a night out after visiting Sheffield for a wedding.
Student AnowarTagabo who died after being assaulted on Carver Street in Sheffield city centre. He was on a night out after visiting Sheffield for a wedding.
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The detective leading the hunt for the killer who attacked a man on a night out in Sheffield has re-appealed for witnesses.

Anowar Tagabo was in Sheffield for a wedding and had met a friend for a night out in the city centre when he was attacked on Carver Street.

Detective Chief Inspector Natalie Shaw believes that at least half a dozen people saw the 25-year-old being attacked around 4.20am on Sunday, May 25, including a man who was with Anowar but was chased off.

“I can’t believe that no-one has yet had the courage to come forward and tell the police what they saw,” she said.

“From CCTV we can see that at least half a dozen people directly witnessed what happened. That includes the unknown male who was with Anowar at the time and who was chased from the scene by a group after the attack.

“If they are fearful in whatever way, I want to reassure them that they can contact police in confidence or ring Crimestoppers anonymously. Either way, we need to speak to that person and I would urge them to come forward.”

Anowar, originally from Sudan, was studying Peace and Development at the University of Bradford.

He came to Sheffield for a celebration and afterwards went into the city with a friend, but they became separated during the night.

Anowar was assaulted in May 25 and died in hospital on June 3.

A post mortem found that he died from a head injury.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 281 of May 25, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.