This is the statement that was released after the burial of Mushin Ahmed, the grandfather who was murdered when returning from Fajr prayers. This was released via the South Yorkshire Police web-site.
The brief statement from his wife reads: “My husband and the father of our four children was the most sincere, kind and gentle man.
He loved Yemen and England and Ireland, and was incredibly proud to be a Yorkshireman.
We’d like to thank everyone within our local community and beyond, who have offered us overwhelming support throughout the most difficult time in our lives.
The community has come together united in sorrow at the loss of our husband, father and friend.
Mushin was a loving, friendly man and he would want us to try and bring something positive out of our grief, in the hope that no other families should ever have to go through this pain.”
A copy of the memorial card for Mr Ahmed has also has been released as the family reiterate their request to the media for their privacy to be respected.
Two men have been charged with Mr Ahmed’s murder and are currently on remand.
Damien Hunt, 29, of Doncaster Road, Rotherham, and Dale Jones, 29, of East Bawtry Road, Rotherham, will next appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday 20 November 2015