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Murder case arrest

A 24-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested and bailed pending police inquiries over the murder of Sheffield student Mubarak Ali.

Mubarak, aged 23, of Headford Grove, Broomhall, died in the Northern General Hospital after being stabbed in Crowther Place, near Sharrow Primary School and Mount Pleasant Park, Sharrow, last Friday afternoon.

Known to family and friends as Yahya, he had just completed a degree in sociology and criminology at Sheffield Hallam University.

A family statement said: “He was our shining star who had the gift of lighting up a room just with his smile.”

Police are appealing for witnesses who were in the London Road area.

Park knife threat

A DRUNKEN homeless man who terrorised a group of teenagers in Endcliffe Park with two knives was jailed for 12 months.

Andrew Gill, aged 30, who has served a three-year sentence for robbery, picked on the four boys and five girls because he thought they were laughing at him, Sheffield Crown Court was told.

When arrested, he had a holdall containing a bread knife, kitchen knife, craft knife and a metal bar. He said he only had the knives to prepare food.

Gill was convicted of having a blade in public, carrying offensive weapons and threatening behaviour.

Co-op store reopens

THE Co-op food store in Castle House in Angel Street in Sheffield city centre will be reopened next Thursday after a £650,000 refurbishment.

Pupils from Swallownest Primary School will perform a ribbon-cutting ceremony and will be presented with a donation of £200.

The Co-op food store in Gleadless Road, Newfield Green, will also be reopened on October 13.