Neri Morse, 24, was knifed to death in the Ancoats area of Manchester on Wednesday, just four months after welcoming his son Nakari. Two men have been arrested
The heartbroken family of a dad knifed to death have paid tribute to the “amazing and loving” young man.
Neri Morse died on Wednesday (April 20) following the incident in the Ancoats area of Manchester, just four months after welcoming a baby son.
The 24-year-old’s loved ones described him as “the baby of the family” himself in a statement released through Greater Manchester Police yesterday.
His tragic death leaves little tot Nakari without a dad, reports the Manchester Evening News.
Two men, both aged 23, have been arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to the incident in Pollard Street, and remain in custody for questioning.
Another man in his twenties suffered leg injuries and was being treated in hospital, GMP previously said.
Manchester Evening News)
Neri’s family said they will “always be immensely proud of how he took to daddy duties” and added they were “sorry we were not there to protect you”.
The tribute read: “Our family cannot describe what losing our Neri has done to us. Only God will know how much this is breaking our hearts.
“Our brother was the baby of the family and definitely mum’s favourite. He is loved by his partner, his brother and sister, his niece and nephew, his uncle, cousins and his nan.
“He was the most amazing and loving father to his four-month-old son Nakari and showed him the most amount of love in the short time they had together.
“We will always be immensely proud of how he took to daddy duties.
“We as a family are overwhelmed and truly humbled by the sheer volume of messages and support from the community expressing their love and support. It just emphasizes how truly loved Neri was.
“It’s going to take our family quite some time to come to terms with losing Neri so suddenly and in such horrific circumstances – if we ever do. We would appreciate our privacy being respected at this time.
“We were blessed with 24 years of you – all we have left are the videos, pictures and memories. We love you forever, we are your keepers and we are so sorry we were not there to protect you.
“Sleep easy baby brother.”
Detective Chief Inspector Wes Knights, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, has appealed for anyone with dash cam footage of the incident to come forward.
He said on Wednesday: “I send our condolences to the loved ones of the man who’s sadly died and our well wishes to the man who’s receiving treatment in hospital.
“Specially trained officers will be deployed to support them.
“We are in the early stages of our investigation but we are carrying out extensive inquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.
“Members of the public should expect to see extra officers in Ancoats over the coming days.”
Anyone with information about Neri’s death should contact police via the Major Incident Public Portal or 0161 856 5413, quoting Operation Southsea.
Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.