Witnesses said Mr Farah dashed past them with a man in pursuit near the town centre at 10pm on Thursday night.I guess the Eastern Europeans can just go ahead and worry all they want?
Seconds later he was shot outside a Samaritans branch in an alleyway on the notorious Fishermead Boulevard estate, where a large number of Somali and Eastern European families live.
Yesterday police handed out leaflets written in Somali in an attempt to calm fears.
Mr Hird said: ‘His mother moved him to Birmingham to get away from this but he used to come back and visit friends a lot.’Move around all you want, but Harry Chapin was right; unless you change your way of life, you'll always be in Somalia. In fact, you'll take Somalia with you wherever you go...
Another uncle, Sharmaarke Mohammed, 38, said: ‘When I heard he had been killed I thought he must have been visiting his father in Somalia – which is a war-torn country – not Milton Keynes which we thought was peaceful. He was well behaved and likeable, with a lot of friends.’
And if the initial police suspicion turns out to be true, there'll be a reason for those 'lots of friends':
Police are investigating a theory that the pair were killed over a drugs dispute. They are thought to have been on the fringes of a Somali gang known for street robberies and peddling Class A drugs.Local do-gooders are distraught:
Isabella Fraser, 75, a local Lib Dem councillor and chairman of the local equality council, said: ‘It is a great shame...’Aww, don't worry, love! Looks like there's plenty more in the community for you to fret over!
Losing one or even two of your flock shouldn't upset a good shepherd that much, should it?