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Family's tribute to park teenager

Samreen Aslam speaks about her "loving and special" brother Amar

The family of a teenager found dead in a West Yorkshire park have paid tribute to him at the place where he died.

Amar Aslam, who was 17, suffered head injuries in an attack in Crow Nest Park in Dewsbury on Sunday night.

His family said Amar's mother, Reanna, was "heartbroken" and was considering leaving the country.

A 20-year-old man and three boys aged 15, who are charged with Amar's murder, were remanded in custody by magistrates in Dewsbury on Thursday.

They are also charged with robbery and will next appear at Leeds Crown Court on 5 June.

Lives 'meaningless'

Amar's sister Samreen wept as she said her "loving and special" brother had got his driving licence two days earlier.

Samreen, her younger sister Zarieh and their cousin Raja Majid laid a large bouquet of flowers in the walled garden where Amar was found at the weekend.

Amar Aslam (Pic: West Yorks Police)
Amar Aslam, 17, was found dead in a walled garden at the park

Reading out a statement to reporters, Samreen described how her brother loved music and cars and was saving his pocket money to buy himself a vehicle.

She said he was "excited and so happy" about getting his licence.

She added: "Amar was a loving and special brother. He was the baby of the family, he was very close to his sisters and his mother.

"He was so caring and sensitive, he would always look after us like a mature older brother."

She said: "Our loving baby brother has gone forever and our lives are painful and meaningless."

Ms Aslam said Amar's nickname was Moon because "he lit up the whole family".

She said: "Our Moon may have gone and without any doubt he will be missed but will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace in heaven."

Mr Majid read out a statement on behalf of Amar's mother.

He said: "My Moon has gone, he has made my life darker forever, he has left me heartbroken."


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29 May 08 |  West Yorkshire

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