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Car search over Sheffield New Year's Eve street attack death

Zabair Hussain Image copyright SYP
Image caption Zabair Hussain, 41, was found unconscious on Staniforth Road, Darnall

A car is being sought after a man died following a street attack in Sheffield.

Police believe Zabair Hussain was attacked by a group armed with baseball bats and hit by a vehicle in Staniforth Road, Darnall, on New Year's Eve.

A potential "dispute" between Mr Hussain, 41, and his attackers is said to be a line of inquiry, with police "open minded" about what it involved.

They want to trace a grey Peugeot 307 with the number plate MC57 BZP. Three men have been arrested over the death.

Image copyright SYP
Image caption Police are hoping to trace a grey Peugeot 307 with the number plate MC57 BZP

Sanna Hussain, his niece, said his death had "torn us apart and left our hearts broken".

She said: "Zabair had lost his way in life, but did not deserve to die in this way - nobody should have to endure the way his life was taken."

Det Ch Insp Steve Handley said: "The witnesses we have spoken to so far report seeing a group of Asian men assaulting Mr Hussain with what are believed to be baseball bats.

"His injuries were incredibly severe and ultimately fatal."

A 30-year-old man held on suspicion of murder remains in custody for questioning and a 28-year-old man also arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail.

A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has also been released on bail.

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