Police have charged a 37-year-old man with the murder of a ‘beautiful’ and ‘loyal’ mother-of-two, 27, who was found stabbed to death in her flat.
Asiyah Harris was was discovered at her flat with multiple wounds after a disturbance was reported in the early hours of Tuesday.
Friends have been left ‘broken’ after paramedics’ efforts to resuscitate her at her flat tragically failed.
Adan Dahir, from Bristol, has been charged with her murder and remanded in custody. He will appear before Bristol Magistrates’ Court later today.
Police cordoned off the block of flats in St Paul’s, Bristol, and were seen searching nearby grassy areas following the disturbance at around 12.30am.
Tragic: Asiyah Harris (pictured), 27, was discovered at her flat in Bristol with multiple wounds
Search begins: Police cordoned off the block of flats in St Paul’s, Bristol, and were seen searching nearby grassy areas (pictured) following the disturbance on Tuesday morning
Avon and Somerset Police have said that a 27-year-old woman was arrested but has been released under investigation.
Forensic post-mortem examinations have confirmed the cause of death as stab injuries.
Shocked friends have paid heartfelt tributes to the ‘beautiful’ and ‘loyal’ woman on her Facebook page.
Rayan Leiah wrote: ‘It feels like a dream. I’m speechless. Such a beautiful girl, a loyal friend, loving mother, wonderful daughter and sister.
‘May Allah love you and let you enter the gardens of the highest paradise and may He make the questions in the grave easy for you beautiful Asia.’
Shocked: Friends have been left ‘broken’ after paramedics’ efforts to resuscitate Mrs Harris at her flat tragically failed in the early hours of Tuesday morning
Salah Hamoudie wrote: ‘I am sadden [sic] to hear the news of my beloved friend Asiyah Harris. Your life has ended, but your legacy of wisdom, integrity and courage will go on forever.
‘Forever in this heart of mine, an everlasting bond for now until the end of time are memories so fond, rest in peace.’
Detective Chief Inspector Gary Haskins said: ‘We’re continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Asiyah’s death. Our thoughts are very much with her family at this distressing time.
‘They are being fully supported by a trained family liaison officer who will keep them updated on the progress of our investigation.
Detective Chief Inspector Gary Haskins said: ‘We’re continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Asiyah’s death. Our thoughts are very much with her family’
‘We understand this is also a concerning time for the local community so neighbourhood officers will continue to provide reassurance through additional patrols over the coming days.’
Anyone with information should call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5217191693.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) have confirmed that Avon and Somerset Police have referred themselves over the incident – but they have not yet decided if the force will be investigated.
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