Abdikarim Abdalla Ahmed: Bury stabbing victim was ‘beautiful, caring’ boy

The 18-year-old’s mother begged parents to speak to their children about knives following the incident at Market Street in Bury.

Tributes have been paid to a ‘beautiful’ teenager who died after being stabbed in Bury.

Police were called to Market Street at 3.50pm on Friday (11 March) and Abdikarim Abdalla Ahmed, 18, was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

Abdikarim - known as Abdi to friends and family - was described by his mother as “a loving, caring person who helped and looked after his family from a young age”.

Abdikarim Abdalla Ahmed was fatally stabbed in Bury Credit: family/gmp

She said: “ My beautiful boy Abdi passed away far too young and with his whole life ahead of him, he was taken from us too soon, and in the worst possible way”.

“My boy was a victim of knife crime, I beg all parents to speak to their children and know what’s going on in their lives, before their child is taken away”.

What have police said?

A 16-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons has been charged with murder and is due before a court on Tuesday.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday and is in custody for questioning.

Two other teenagers, aged 15 and 16, have since been released on bail.

Detective Inspector Danny Lee of GMP's Major Incident Team said: " Our investigation is continuing at pace and this morning we have made an additional arrest in connection with Abdikarim's death.

"Whilst he remains in custody for questioning we are continuing to appeal for witnesses or anyone with information or video footage to come forward and assist us with our investigation."

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information or video footage should contact Greater Manchester Police quoting incident reference 1940 of 11/03/22 via 0161 856 6330 or on their website here, or via Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.