Heartbroken wife and son of Sheffield murder victim make appeal

Saima Yasmeen Hussain with son Husnain,12
Saima Yasmeen Hussain with son Husnain,12
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The heartbroken wife of a man murdered in Sheffield on New Year’s Eve says their young son has been left devastated by his father’s tragic death.

Saima Yasmeen Hussain, wife of Zabair Hussain, 41, who died after sustaining serious injuries in Staniforth Road, Darnall, has contacted The Star from Pakistan to urge anybody with information to come forward.

Zabair Hussain

Zabair Hussain

She has even released a picture of the couple’s smiling 12-year-old son Husnain - who she says is now heartbroken - in the hope that it will prompt people to share any information they have.

Saima said: “The people who have wiped the smile from our innocent child should be caught and punished properly.

“Our hearts are now broken. I appeal for anyone with information to come forward.”

Saima, who married Zabair in 1999, says her and Husnain intend to fly to Sheffield from Pakistan as soon as they can to be with the rest of the family.

Husnain Hussain aged 12

Husnain Hussain aged 12

She said: “All of us are shattered with this tragedy. Our hearts are broken as Zabair’s other younger brother, Bobby, died of an infection just 11 months ago too.”

Mr Hussain who was found with multiple injuries to his head and body at around 11.20pm on New Year’s Eve.

Despite attempts by paramedics to resuscitate him, Mr Hussain died a short time later.

Police arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of murder on Sunday.

The investigation is ongoing as detectives attempt to piece together how and why Mr Hussain, of Staniforth Road, died.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Handley, who is leading the investigation, said officers are reviewing CCTV footage and speaking to potential witnesses.

He said: “We believe a number of men were involved in an assault shortly before officers arrived at the scene where Mr Hussain was found unconscious. We are working to trace these men and would like to speak to them, or to anyone else who saw what happened that night in Staniforth Road.

“While I understand that incidents like this are worrying for those living locally we have increased patrols by neighbourhood officers to reassure residents.

“This investigation is a priority and we have the resources you would expect to establish what happened and ensure anyone responsible for this man’s death will face the full consequences of their actions.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101, quoting incident number 1023 of 31 December 2015.

People can also email enquires@southyorks.pnn.police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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