Extra police patrolled the streets of a Sheffield community last night – one week to the day that an 18-year-old man was killed.Hmmm, who could the culprits possibly be? White supremacists?
Detectives investigating the death of 18-year-old Abdulla Awil Mohamed, from Burngreave, used the occasion to renew their appeal for witnesses or anyone who has any information to come forward.
Officers patrolled Coleridge Road, Darnall, where the Sheffield Hallam University engineering student died after he was hit by a car which had mounted the pavement.Ah. Say no more.
Police also patrolled Staniforth Road, Darnall, where there had been another disturbance on the night Abdulla died.
There were a number of incidents in Darnall on the night of the murder, which are all being looked at to establish possible links with the fatal incident.
Residents claim mobs of rival youths had clashed…
Mohammed Abdul Kahar, 19, of Swarcliffe Road, Darnall, Muhibur Rahman Jahangir, 19, of Flaxby Road, Darnall, Aminur Mohammed Rahman, 20, of Jubilee Road, Darnall, and Nizamul Hoque, 19, of Willow Drive, Handsworth, have all been charged with murder.Ah. Say no more indeed.
I remember Sheffield. One of my aunts used to live there. I remember it as quite run-down, clearly a faded old industrial town gone to seed, but still the sort of place where strangers smiled at you in the local shop, and less than an hours drive would see you in the middle of beautiful unspoilt Yorkshire countryside.
I doubt I’d recognise it now, were I ever to be stupid enough to go back…
Could be worse, mind you. Could be Leicester!
And I know that Yorkshire of my childhood still exists. But how long will even those places resist?