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Family pay tribute to ‘devoted’ father of eleven killed in Cardiff

South Wales Police is continuing to investigate the death of a 64-year-old man in Butetown, Cardiff. He has been formally identified as Ibrahim Yassin.

Police were called to his home in Belmont Walk shortly after 9am on Sunday, February 18 to a report of a serious assault.

A 38-year-old man was arrested nearby on suspicion of murder.

He required hospital treatment and is now in custody at Cardiff Bay Police Station.

Mr Yassin’s family are being kept updated and supported by specially trained family liaison officers.

Paying tribute to him, the family has released the following statement.

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“Mr Ibrahim Yassin was a devoted father who courageously navigated losing his wife in 2008, leaving behind their 11 children including newborn twins.

“Despite facing unimaginable adversity, he was a cherished father, deeply adored by his children.

“He was not only a guiding light in their lives, offering unwavering love, guidance, and support through every triumph and trial they faced together.

“Mr Yassin was known as a generous and compassionate pillar of the community, always ready to lend a hand and spread love wherever he went.

“Even as we mourn his untimely departure, Ibrahim’s legacy of love and selflessness will continue to illuminate the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him.

“Though the lives of his children and grandchildren’s will be permanently changed, their paths forever altered by the profound impact of this loss.”

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Matt Davies, said: “Clearly, the death of Mr Yassin has caused immense grief and distress to his family and the close-knit community of Butetown.

“One man remains in custody on suspicion of murder, and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

“There is a continued police presence in Butetown as we progress the investigation.

“As always, the support and understanding of the local community are very much appreciated.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by one of the following means quoting occurrence number 2400056193.

Always call 999 in an emergency