June 14, 2019
Fahad Mohamed Nur, 18, was declared dead in hospital around an hour after police were called to a stabbing near Cathays railway station
Fahad Mohamed Nur (Image: South Wales Police)
By Marcus Hughes Reporter | Wales Online
A teenage boy died in hospital of a stab wound to the heart after an alleged attack near a Cardiff railway station, an inquest has heard.
Fahad Mohamed Nur died after being stabbed near Cathays railway station shortly after midnight on Sunday, June 2. An inquest into the 18-year-old’s death was opened and adjourned at Pontypridd Coroners’ Court on Friday.
Detective Inspector Stuart Wales, of the South Wales Police major crime investigation team, said Mr Nur, of Miskin Street, was born in Somalia and lived with his mother and siblings in Cathays. Mr Nur was unemployed at the time of his death.
DI Wales said police and ambulance services were alerted to a reported stabbing at 12.20am on Sunday, June 2. He said several witnesses to the incident provided immediate assistance to Mr Nur and called the ambulance.
“Fahad received advanced medical attention while at the scene,” DI Wales said.
“Some 30 or 40 minutes later he was transferred to the University Hospital of Wales accident and emergency.” DI Wales said “regrettably” Mr Nur was declared dead at 1.30am.
“The scene was secured by police and two people were arrested initially at the scene,” he said. “They have subsequently been released with no further action.”
A post-mortem examination was later carried out. “The result of that is there were discovered to be multiple sharp force injuries on Fahad’s body and he has been given a 1A provisional cause of death of a stab wound to the heart.”
DI Wales said three people had been charged with murder in relation to the incident. He said Shafique Shaddad, 24, of Butetown, Abdulghalil Aldobhani, 22, of Cathays, and Mustafa Aldobhani, 21, of Cathays, had all been formally charged and had been remanded in custody.
He added that Aseel Arar, 34, of Birmingham, has been charged with assisting an offender.
Coroner Rachel Knight adjourned the inquest pending the outcome of criminal proceedings.
She said: “Based on the evidence I have heard I’m satisfied that it is necessary to open an investigation into the death of Mr Fahad Mohamed Nur.”
She added: “Can I take this opportunity to express my condolences to the family of Mr Nur at this sad time.”
In a statement issued through police after Mr Nur’s death his family said: “He was the kindest person. He was very giving and loving to his friends and family.
“He was always the person to make you laugh and was known as the class clown.”