Nashir Ahmed: Family pay tribute to man murdered in Edinburgh bus stop attack

The family of a man who died following an attack at an Edinburgh bus stop have said they are "devastated" over the senseless murder.

Nashir Ahmed, 65, and his friend were approached and set upon by another man at around 8.30pm on Sunday 10 March.

Mr Ahmed died at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh on Friday and detectives are treating his death as murder.

Mr Ahmed's friend, a 48-year-old man, was discharged from hospital after receiving treatment for serious leg and facial injuries.

'He loved life and cared for all his family and friends'

In a statement issued through Police Scotland on Monday, Mr Ahmed's family said: "Nashir was a loving husband and father.

"He was a big part of our family and we are devastated at losing him.

"He was heavily involved in Edinburgh's Bangladeshi community and will be greatly missed.

"He loved life and cared for all his family and friends. We will always remember his warmth and his kindness."

The incident occurred in the city's Ferry Road, near the intersection between Great Junction Street and Coburg Street.

Detective Chief Inspector George Calder previously described the attack as a "completely random and unprovoked assault" and said officers were following a "number of positive lines of enquiry".

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The suspect is described as black, around 30-years-old, with short dark hair. At the time of the attack he was wearing a red tartan scarf and a long black jacket with a hood.

'The circumstances are heartbreaking'

DCI Calder said: "A family has been left feeling bereft as they come to terms with losing someone so integral to their lives.

"The circumstances are heartbreaking, and I can't possibly imagine the pain they are feeling during these difficult times.

"We continue to follow up several lines of inquiry and I would reiterate my appeal to anyone who has any information about this crime or the person responsible to contact us.

"Any small piece of information could be crucial in our ongoing investigation, so please do pass it on."