Murdered teenager a 'sensitive gentleman'

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A teenager was stabbed to death in front of his parents during a lunchtime raid that saw two masked men with a weapon force their way into his Cardiff home.

Neighbours spoke of hearing screams after Aamir Siddiqi, an A-level pupil who was due to sit his exams this summer, was stabbed in the chest in the Roathe area of Cardiff in what detectives believe to be a targeted raid. His mother and father, who tried to save him, were also taken to hospital with stab wounds but were later discharged.

Police are looking for two men, both of Asian appearance, seen fleeing the area towards Shirley Road around the time of the attack. It is thought that the schoolboy, who hoped to go to Cardiff University, may have been the victim of mistaken identity by a gang.

Yesterday his family described him as "passionate about sport" and "a gentleman, kind and sensitive and really funny".

Chief Superintendent Bob Tooby, commander of Cardiff Police, said: "This is a very serious incident and I wish to reassure the local community that a full investigation is underway in order to trace and arrest those responsible.

"Our thoughts are with the family of the victim. I would urge anyone with information about this incident to come forward and speak to the police immediately."

Aamir's friends have set up a Facebook page in his memory and are planning a football match. A tribute from a schoolfriend called Will Rogers said: "I remember the last time I saw you in the common room, well dressed and smiling as usual. I will never forget that moment nor will I ever forget you. You are one in a million mate. Rest in peace."