Two men charged with Aamir Siddiqi murder

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Men, aged 35 and 36, to appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court

TWO men are due in court today charged with the murder of Cardiff teenager Aamir Siddiqi.

The 17-year-old was attacked at his family’s home in the Roath area of Cardiff on Sunday, 11 April.

The men, aged 35 and 36, have also been charged with the attempt murder of Aamir’s parents, detectives said.

They will appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court today.

A third man, aged 39, who was also arrested in connection with Aamir’s death has been released from custody and bailed pending further enquiries.

Police are still renewing their appeal for information about the incident.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Superintendent Stuart McKenzie said: “”Aamir was a talented and much-loved young man who had his life ahead of him.

“I wish to thank all those who have contacted the incident room during the course of this investigation. The information we have received from the community has been invaluable for which I am extremely grateful.

 “We would still appeal for anyone who has information on Aamir’s death to contact the incident room at Cardiff Central Police Station.”

Chief Superintendent Bob Tooby, Divisional Commander for Cardiff, added:  “The thoughts of all those at South Wales Police remain with Aamir’s family and friends in particular his parents, who were seriously injured during this horrific incident, and his sisters.

 “During the past week there has been significant police presence in Roath, Cathays and other parts of our city. I therefore wish to thank the community for the support and co-operation they have shown the investigation team.

 “Our officers are continuing to work closely with the community and support Aamir’s family.”

 

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact the Incident Room at Cardiff Central Police Station on 02920 571530 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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