Manchester detectives name Asian man murdered in “racist” attack.December 24th, 2007 - 3:17 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec.24 (ANI): Manchester detectives have named the Muslim man who was killed in a racist attack last Friday.
The man was identified as 28-year-old Asaf Mahmood Ahmed.
Ahmed suffered serious head injuries after being assaulted. His body was found at the back of the Derby Ward Labour Club in Bolton, Greater Manchester, on Friday night.
Police claim that Ahmed had left his house in Broomfield Road, Bolton, and was on his way to shops before being attacked.
Two teenagers, aged 18 and 15, are under arrest for questioning.
Police said, “comments” heard during and after the assault led them to believe the victim died in a racist attack.
Superintendent Andy Durkin, of Greater Manchester Police, said a post mortem examination to establish cause of death had been inconclusive.
“We are treating this a racist incident because of language and comments that were overheard by witnesses at and immediately after the incident which led them to believe this was a racist incident. I would like to stress that the motive for the attack remains unknown at this stage and is a significant line of inquiry, The Independent quoted Durkin, as saying.
Durkin added: “We have increased patrols in the area and I would urge everyone to continue in this positive approach at these difficult times, supporting the victim’s family. The family have asked me not to disclose any of their personal details and I am respecting their wishes.
Deane is the centre of a large Asian area in Bolton. (ANI)
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