A man has been charged with the murder of Neri Morse in Ancoats earlier this week. They are set to appear before the courts tomorrow.
Rushaun Brown, 23, of Higher Ardwick, Ardwick, has also been charged with causing GBH and possession of a knife, and is to appear before Manchester Magistrates Court tomorrow (Monday). Another 23-year-old man remains in custody for questioning on suspicion of murder.
Dad-of-one Neri, 24, died following an incident on Pollard Street, just outside the city centre, around 6.30pm on Wednesday (April 20) evening. Neri’s loved ones described him as ‘the baby of the family’ himself in an emotional tribute issued through Greater Manchester Police (GMP). They also spoke about Neri being a doting dad to his four-month-old son Nakari.
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Detective Chief Inspector Wes Knights, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “We have made swift progress in the investigation into Neri’s death, including making two arrests and bringing a murder charge. But the investigation is still very much active as the team continues to pursue all lines of inquiry, and we will be speaking to all of those involved in this incident.
“We would implore any witnesses, including those on the street and in vehicles in the area at the time of the incident, to come forward with any information. No matter how insignificant you may think that information might be, it could be crucial in a complex investigation such as this and my team of detectives will explore all information provided.
“There are a number of simple ways to contact police and provide information, including the uploading of CCTV and other media to our dedicated Major Incident Public Portal.”
Neri’s family yesterday paid tribute to him, saying: “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.
“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.”
Anyone with information should contact police via the Major Incident Public Portal – https://mipp.police.uk/operation/06GMP22A50-PO1 – or 0161 856 5413 quoting Operation Southsea. Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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