Police appeal for taxi drivers’ help after Sheffield killing

Anowar Tagabo
Anowar Tagabo
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Detectives investigating the killing of a man on a night out in Sheffield city centre are trying to trace taxi drivers who were working that night.

Anowar Tagabo, aged 25, who was originally from Sudan but came to Britain ‘for a better life’ was assaulted on the corner of Carver Street and Division Street in the early hours of Sunday, May 25.

He was taken to hospital but died 10 days later on Tuesday, June 3.

Police said today they particularly want to speak to taxi drivers who were in the Carver Street area on Sunday, May 25, at around 4.20am - the time when Mr Tagabo was attacked.

Officers believe at least two taxis were in the Carver Street area at the time of the incident, and that the drivers may hold vital information.

They are appealing for them to come forward and assist the investigation.

Mr Tagabo was a student who was studying peace and development at The University of Bradford.

A 23-year-old man, Nathan Lloyd Tomlinson, of Haslam Crescent, Lowedges, Sheffield, has been arrested and charged with manslaughter.

He has appeared at Sheffield Crown Court where he was remanded in custody.

He will be back in court on Thursday, September 25.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call 101 quoting incident number 281 of May 25, 2014.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.