FAMILY members have paid tribute to Abdul Aziz Ansari after he was stabbed in Langley last week.

The stabbing took place outside the parade of shops in Trelawney Avenue on May 5.

Following his death, the family described how he "lobbied for anti-knife bins and distributed food to the homeless".

His family have released a heartbreaking tribute to Abdul.

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They said: “Abdul Aziz Ansari was a bright soul. Exceptionally intelligent and gifted from a very young age, Abdul Aziz was an all-rounder who excelled in both academia and sports.

“From as young as nine, he actively participated in international aid relief campaigns, rubbed shoulders with political and community leaders via interfaith, distributed food to Slough's homeless population and lobbied for anti-knife bins to be put across Slough.

“Abdul Aziz continued to develop in his secondary years while studying at leading schools in the county, but on occasion struggled to reconcile his lofty ideals and aspirations with every day challenges faced by our youth growing up in Slough.

“During the final year of his life, Abdul Aziz had transitioned into a mature young leader in our town, inspiring his peers and other youngsters to focus on becoming the best version of themselves."

Thames Valley Police launched a murder investigation following the stabbing.

Two teenage males who were also arrested in connection with the murder have now been released on police bail.

And a 15-year-old boy, charged with murder, has a provisional trial date set for August 30, 2022.

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The family added: “Abdul Aziz was a dedicated son, brother, grandson and nephew, a loyal and selfless friend, a future leader of the community. This was a young man who loved the most vulnerable people within society, hoping that one day he would bring honour and pride to his family. 

“His family stand proud of the young man he was developing into, more than 2,000 people from across the nation have visited the family to pay tribute, with messages of support streaming in from across the world. 

“His senseless killing has stunned our entire community and beyond. His death has united and inspired Slough to respond with a robust grassroot plan to counter knife-crime.

“Slough lost a son on 6 May 2022, his name was Abdul Aziz Ansari.”