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Dead cabbie's family 'want calm'
Notice put up by the family of Mohammed Parvaiz
The family appealed for calm at a press conference
The family of a taxi driver who died after being attacked have paid tribute to a loving father and appealed for calm in their community.

Mohammad Parvaiz, 41, died from the head injuries he suffered while working in Golcar, West Yorkshire, on Saturday.

His brother-in-law Mohammad Ramzan told a news conference the family was deeply shocked "something like this could have happened in our peaceful community".

Six teenagers have been charged with murder following his death.

Mr Ramzan said: "Mr Parvaiz was a family man who got on with people from all walks of life, regardless of their race or religion.

'Agonising distress'

"He was a hardworking, law-abiding citizen. The whole town has been affected by this incident and everybody has been very supportive to our family.

"Nobody should have to suffer this type of loss again and have to go through so much agonising distress."

Mr Parvaiz lived in Birkby, Huddersfield, with his wife of 15 years. The couple had two sons and a daughter. He had been a taxi driver for seven years.

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