THE family of Fahad Mohamed Nur who died following an incident near Cathays Railway Station say his death has left a hole in their heart which will never be filled.

Officers were called to a lane adjacent to the railway line which links Park Place to Corbett Road at approximately 00:24hrs on Sunday, June 2 following reports that a man had been stabbed.

18-year-old Fahad was taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, where he died from his injuries.

His family, who live in Cardiff and are being supported by specially trained officers, have issued the following statement.

“There will never be anyone like Fahad. The hole that has been left in our heart will never be filled. He was the kindest person. He was very giving and loving to his friends and family. He was always the person to make you laugh and was known as the class clown. Everyone in the community has been grief stricken and has come to together. We are praying for Fahad, so please keep him in your prayers too. We are devastated.”

His brother said: “As a brother we were very close. We enjoyed each other’s company and he confided in me about stuff he wouldn’t tell anyone. I would never wish this on anyone. I love him so much. My brother is in a better place now and I hope everyone acknowledges him as a son, brother and a friend, nothing else.

And his father added: “I miss him greatly and I will never be the same.”

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Mark O’Shea, from South Wales Police, said: “A young man has tragically lost his life and we are doing all we can to identify and arrest those responsible for the murder of Fahad Mohamed Nur.

“A police cordon remains in place and we thank the local community for their support and patience while we continue our investigation.

“Cathays is a very busy area and we know there were number of people near the Student’s Union in Park Place and on Corbett Road close to The Woodville pub who may have heard or seen something.

“We would ask anyone with information to please contact us.”

Information on this incident can be provided online via a public portal https://mipp.police.uk/operation/62SWP19A85-PO1

Alternatively, please contact South Wales Police via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number *198071.

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