Huner Anwar Ali family plea over Manchester stab killing

Huner Anwar Ali
Image caption Huner Anwar Ali had recently moved to Manchester from Iraq

The family of a man stabbed to death following an "altercation" in Manchester last month have issued a plea for his killers to face justice.

Iraqi-born Huner Anwar Ali, 24, died after he was found stabbed on Parry Road in Longsight on 31 October.

A second man, aged 23, found with him survived stab wounds.

Police said they were searching for a group of four Iraqi-born men who had lived with Mr Ali and are believed to have argued with the pair that night.

Victim was 'big kid'

Mr Ali's relatives said in a statement: "We are truly sorry to have lost such a great person. He was always up for a laugh and being a big kid.

"Huner was settled in Manchester and made new friends at the Manchester Academy and he had his whole life ahead of him, but fate decided something else.

"We hope those responsible are severely punished and brought to justice."

Det Ch Insp Ian Crewe said: "Our inquiries have been ongoing for nearly four weeks and those responsible for Huner's killing have still not done the decent thing and come forward.

"We have established that Huner had recently travelled to the UK from Iraq and subsequently met another group of Iraqi-born men.

"The two parties lived together briefly before falling out. We believe this group of four men were involved in his murder that night and have connections in the Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire area.

"It is therefore very important for the family's peace of mind that we trace these four men and bring them to justice."

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