‘Family man’ Mohammed Shafiq brutally murdered

    A man was attacked, stabbed in the stomach and hit with an a iron bar in Burnley. Mohammed Shafiq, 50, of York Street in Lancashire, was murdered in broad daylight after attempting to intervene in a fight involving his son. He died in Royal Blackburn hospital eight hours. Detective Superintendent Mick Gradwell, from Lancashire police stated: “Mr Shafiq intervened in a disorder at about 1.30pm and as a result he received an injury consistent with being stabbed and later died from that injury. “I have officers with Mr Shafiq’s family who are naturally distraught after this incident. He leaves a wife and 5 children and we will be offering them support during this devastating time.” It is believed that Shafiq’s son phoned his father to tell him that he was being harassed by a gang of youths. This prompted Mr Shafiq to call the police to raise his concern and then attend to his son’s welfare. Rukshana Choudhary reports.

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