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Ibrahim Yassin was described as a cherished father (South Wales Police/PA)

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a father-of-11 in Cardiff.

Mujeeb Rahman Hassani, 38, from West Bute Street, Butetown, in the city, is accused of murdering Ibrahim Yassin, 64, on February 18.

South Wales Police were called to Mr Yassin’s home in Belmont Walk, Butetown, shortly after 9am to a report of a serious assault.

Hassani was charged with murder on Wednesday and appeared before Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning.

The defendant appeared before Cardiff Crown Court on Friday morning, where a provisional trial date of July 29 was set.

Judge Paul Thomas KC told him: “Mr Hassani, the next appearance you will have to make will be on April 19.

“Your trial, if one is required, will be on July 29.”

James Wilson appeared for the prosecution during the hearing, while Tom Crowther KC represented the defendant.

Hassani was assisted by a Farsi interpreter and spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.

Mr Yassin’s family issued a tribute to him on Tuesday, describing him as a cherished father who was a pillar of the community.

They said: “Mr Ibrahim Yassin was a devoted father who courageously navigated losing his wife in 2008, leaving behind their 11 children including newborn twins.

“Despite facing unimaginable adversity, he was a cherished father, deeply adored by his children.

“He was not only a guiding light in their lives, offering unwavering love, guidance, and support through every triumph and trial they faced together.

“Mr Yassin was known as a generous and compassionate pillar of the community, always ready to lend a hand and spread love wherever he went.

“Even as we mourn his untimely departure, Ibrahim’s legacy of love and selflessness will continue to illuminate the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him.

“Though the lives of his children and grandchildren’s will be permanently changed, their paths forever altered by the profound impact of this loss.”

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