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Funds raised for funeral for Syrian man stabbed in Birmingham

Ibrahim Ismail Image copyright Ozge Emin
Image caption Ibrahim Ismail arrived in Birmingham from Syria "to find a better standard of living"

Friends of a 23-year-old man stabbed to death at the weekend are raising funds for his funeral.

Ibrahim Ismail was found outside the Raxo shisha lounge on Moseley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, in the early hours of Saturday. He was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

A post-mortem examination revealed he had stab wounds to his chest and back.

Police said they were investigating reports there had been an "altercation" beforehand.

Ozge Emin, who has set up a funding page on social media to help pay for a funeral, said Ms Ismail had no family in the UK having left Syria "to find a better standard of living."

He said he was not sure about the family's whereabouts in Syria.

He described Mr Ismail as a "hardworking, humble, caring and kind-hearted brother."

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