Family members have revealed the identity of the fatal stabbing outside a Chinese takeaway in Lower Gornal. Father-of-four Yasir Hussain, from Lancashire, was knifed to death on Central Drive, Lower Gornal, according to family members.
While he has not been formally identified by police, the 34-year-old has been described as a “caring and loving family man”. He had four children – aged 13, 11, eight and four, they add.
The incident happened when a car was crashed into by a van outside the Golden City Chinese takeaway shortly after 9.30pm on Tuesday night (December 4). The victim was stabbed three times in the back while trying to escape and left fatally injured while his cousin managed to escape.
He was later was pronounced dead at the scene.
Yasir’s sister, Siyqa Khamum, 39, also from Nelson in Lancashire, travelled with her mother and father and other relatives to University Hospital Coventry, where her brother had been taken, later that night.
The mum-of-two, who arrived at the hospital at around 2am on Wednesday, said: “My mum collapsed and my dad just fell. I was vomiting and I just wanted to go home.
“People have killed an innocent man and taken him for no reason. They have taken him from my mother’s life.
“Yasir was a fun loving guy who was amazing with kids and he loved socialising with family and friends.”
The Lancashire Telegraph reports Ms Khamum posted on her partner’s Facebook wall and added: “Yasir was such a caring and loving person, even if he was being hit he wouldn’t fight back.
“We lost a dad, a son and a brother. Please if anyone knows or seen this incident get in touch with the police so we can get him some justice.”
Yesterday officers arrested a 20-year-old man, from West Bromwich, on suspicion of murder together with a 21-year-old woman, who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Three men, aged 32, 36 and 41, all from Lower Gornal, were arrested on suspicion of murder on Tuesday night but have since been released pending further investigation.