Friends and family of a man tragically murdered in Sheffield on New Year’s Eve have begun laying floral tributes at the scene of his death.
Tributes are being left for Zabair Hussain, 41, who was found with multiple injuries to his head and body in Staniforth Road, Darnall, at around 11.20pm on New Year’s Eve.
Despite attempts by paramedics to resuscitate him, Mr Hussain died a short time later.
A murder investigation is ongoing as detectives attempt to piece together how and why Mr Hussain, of Staniforth Road, died.
A police cordon had been in place until yesterday evening, but since it’s removal grieving family and friends have begun paying tribute to a ‘beautiful uncle’ with a ‘one-of-a-kind personality’.
One tribute read: “Dear beautiful uncle Zabair, I can’t believe what they’ve done to your beautiful soul. “We will always remember your amazing smile and laugh. You left your mark, beautiful Zab.
“What a life to take, what a bond to break, we will always and forever be missing you. Love you forever.”
Another read: “Dear Zabair, I will never understand how these sick people took you away from us. You will always be remembered for your one-of-a-kind personality and good humour.
“We love you and we always will Brez! Gone but not forgotten. With love 100 per cent all your family.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.