Tributes to dad-of-eleven as police launch murder probe in Cardiff

Tributes have been paid to a "pillar" of a Cardiff mosque community, who will be remembered by his family as a "devoted father".

South Wales Police has launched a murder investigation after the death of 64-year-old Ibrahim Yassin, known locally as Fu'ad, in the Butetown area of the city.

Officers were called to a property in Belmont Walk shortly after 9am on Sunday.

Police named Mr Yassin as the victim on Tuesday, who was a father of eleven.

A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Mr Yassin's family say he was "adored by his children".

His wife died in 2008 - a loss he "courageously navigated", according to the family tribute. They had 11 children, including newborn twins at the time.

"Despite facing unimaginable adversity, he was a cherished father, deeply adored by his children," the tribute added.

"He was not only a guiding light in their lives, offering unwavering love, guidance, and support through every triumph and trial they faced together."

The family described Mr Yassin as a "generous and compassionate pillar of the community".

"Even as we mourn his untimely departure, Ibrahim's legacy of love and selflessness will continue to illuminate the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him," they added.

Councillor Ali Ahmed, who represented the ward of Butetown and Cardiff Bay from 2012 to 2017, told Sky News he had known Mr Yassin for a "number of years" and that he was "well-respected" in the community.

"He was a fantastic person, a religious person. He was always there to help people," he said.

"Especially to help volunteer at one of the mosques, the main mosque in Cardiff.

"He used to go and open the door for morning prayer, which is going to be difficult for loads of people, especially this winter."

The councillor said the mosque's chairman described Mr Yassin as a "pillar of the community".

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Mr Ahmed added the community of Butetown was "very, very close".

"They all know each other. You'd be surprised to see or hear that everyone knows everyone by name and they work together," he said.

Officers are continuing to appeal to anyone with information to get in touch.