Student’s killing is ‘unthinkable’

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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A man has been arrested and bailed over the murder of a student in Sheffield – a killing the victim’s family says has left them ‘beyond pain’.

The 24-year-old suspect was questioned by detectives investigating the killing of Anowar Tagabo, who was attacked on Carver Street in the city centre.

Anowar died in hospital on June 3, after being assaulted nine days earlier.

His cousins Monsour Kitar and Bakheet Modeen said their relative dreamed of bringing peace to his homeland of Sudan.

The student was studying Peace and Development at Bradford University and was in Sheffield attending a wedding party.

A post-mortem examination concluded he died of a head injury. In a statement, Monsour and Bakheet said: “Our cousin and friend Anowar was a typical 25-year-old.

“He was a kind, friendly and peace-loving young man.

“He came to the UK for a better life for himself, away from all the war and unrest in his home of Sudan.

“Anowar worked very hard. His dream was to return to Sudan with knowledge that he could use to find a solution to the conflict.”

They added: “Our family is devastated. His mother in Sudan is in pain and anguish at what has happened to her son.

“Anowar escaped from the ongoing war in Sudan. He left his mother and brothers and had chosen this lovely country to live and study Peace and Development.

“He loved people and was always looking to help the vulnerable.

“Therefore, being attacked and killed in such circumstances is unthinkable and beyond pain for us.”

The man was arrested on Saturday and later released on bail pending further police inquiries.

The family asked anyone with information to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 281 of May 25, 2014, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.