THE teenager mown down and murdered on a Sheffield street was a student at Sheffield Hallam University.
Abdulla Awil Mohamed, aged 18, of Burngreave, died on Thursday night when he was struck by a car which mounted a pavement on Coleridge Road, Darnall.
Residents said mobs of youths had clashed in the area that night, with other incidents reported at Staniforth Road, Nidd Road and Ribston Road.
Abdulla was studying for an extended degree in engineering. Today, the university expressed sympathy for his grieving family. A spokeswoman said: “We were saddened to learn of the death of one of our students, who was in his first year of studying an extended degree in engineering. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”
Detectives investigating the murder are examining possible links with other skirmishes on the night of the death and in the weeks and days beforehand.
Police say groups of youths from different backgrounds and parts of the city had clashed on the night of Abdulla’s death.
Officers are also continuing to patrol a number of city schools where they fear further tensions are possible.
Chief Superintendent Simon Torr said: “There is a patrol plan in place to provide reassurance at some schools and in key locations. Children and Young People’s Officers are in schools providing support and guidance and we have arranged specialist counselling for those children that want it.”
He said activities and youth work were being planned, and added: “I held another community meeting on Monday, which was well received.”
Mohammed Abdul Kahar, of Swarcliffe Road, Darnall, Muhibur Rahman Jahangir, of Flaxby Road, Darnall, Nizamul Hoque, of Willow Drive, Handsworth, all 19, and Aminur Mohammed Rahman, 20, of Jubilee Road, Darnall, have all been charged with murder and remanded in custody until a crown court hearing next week.