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Weston-super-Mare stabbing: Two men charged with murder

Mikhail Hanid Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police
Image caption Mikhail Hanid was a "kind and gentle person, who loved being with people", his family said

Two men have been charged with murder after a man died from stab wounds.

Mikhail Hanid, 47, was found with knife wounds in Ridgeway Avenue, Weston-super-Mare, shortly after midnight on Saturday and died in hospital.

Samuel Ford, 30, and Curtis Ford, 27, both of Baildon Road in Weston, appeared at Bristol Magistrates' Court earlier charged with murder.

A 31-year-old man also arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody, Avon and Somerset Police said.

A man, 56, arrested on suspicion of murder earlier this week has been released with no further action planned, the force added.

Two other men, aged 28 and 30, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender have been released while inquiries continue.

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Image caption Mikhail Hanid was found after police responded to reports of a disturbance in the Ridgeway Avenue area

Mr Hanid's family said he was a "friend to all" and "life will never be the same again".

They described him as "a kind and gentle person, who loved being with people".

"Your problem was his problem and he couldn't stand by and see someone suffering, because he had been there and knew your pain," they said in a statement.

"Often that left him vulnerable, but his heart was just too big."

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