Ibrahim Amin, 38, and Abdi Hassan 32, appeared in court on Saturday in connection with the death of Dylan Crawford, 20.
Sunday 16 April 2017
Two Muslims appeared in Manchester’s Salford Magistrates’ Court in relation to the death of twenty year-old Dylan Crawford on Saturday, the Manchester Evening News reports.
At around 1.40am on Wednesday 12 April 2017, staff at Manchester Royal Infirmary called Greater Manchester Police to report that Mr Crawford had been found unconscious in the city centre’s Spear Street, before later dying in the hospital.
So far doctors have been unable to establish a cause of death and the investigators are awaiting a toxicology report, and as such, have only so far been able to charge thirty eight-year old Ibrahim Amin with theft and thirty two year-old Abdi Hassan with handling a stolen creditcard and fraud, in relation to items stolen from Mr Crawford. A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police confirmed that the investigation is ongoing and it would appear that the investigators are working on the theory that Mr Crawford died after being drugged and robbed by the Muslims.
The police are also seeking a third man – whom would appear to be of Asian appearance – in relation to Mr Crawford’s death.
Dete Insp Rebecca Boyce of GMP’s City of Manchester division released the following statement:
“Our investigation into Dylan’s death continues and we have now released an image of a man we want to speak to. If you recognise him or the clothes he is wearing, please get in touch.
“We are still keen to speak to anyone who was around the Spear Street, Back Piccadilly Street and Oldham Street area between 11.30pm on Tuesday and 12.30am on Wednesday to come forward.
“Even at this time of night the area would be fairly busy so it is possible that somebody may have seen something. No piece of information is too small, and it may be vital to our investigation.”
In a heartrending statement, Mr Crawford’s family, from Donegal in Ireland, said:
“Our Dylan was a loving, kind and a very trustworthy individual. He saw the good in everyone and that was his downfall.
“He loved to travel and would give the world to anyone. He was the heart of our family and words can’t describe how devastated we are.
“Our home will never be the same without him. We love you son, brother, cousin and friend. May you rest in peace, darling.”
More reports to follow as information becomes available.