Thousands pay tribute to victim

Reema Ramzan
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Over a thousand mourners gathered at a city mosque last night to say their final farewells to a college student who was killed in a knife attack.

Reema Ramzan, aged 18, from Darnall, was attacked at a property on Herries Road, Shirecliffe, Sheffield, and died on June 4.

Her funeral took place yesterday at Bodmin Street mosque in Darnall.

Reema’s uncle said mourners had travelled from as far as London, Luton and Manchester for the service.

There were prayers at the mosque followed by a service at Tinsley Park cemetery.

Last week, it emerged Reema, who was studying healthcare at Sheffield City College, had suffered from a ‘severe’ knife attack and her head had been severed in the incident.

Following her death Reema’s relatives said: “We are devastated as a family at the loss of Reema, a loved daughter and sister.

“We cannot believe that this has happened to someone we love so much.”

Aras Hussein, aged 20, of Herries Road, has been charged with her murder.

He was found lying in the street after the incident and taken to the Northern General Hospital for treatment.

He appeared at Sheffield Crown Court last week and was remanded in custody.

He has also been charged with assaulting five people at the Northern General Hospital, where he was taken after his arrest.

He will appear again on 5 September.