Tribute paid to Wakefield taxi worker found murdered

The taxi community in Wakefield has been left shocked after a former worker was murdered.

Tuesday, 11th August 2020, 9:27 am
Mr Butt had worked for taxi firms in Wakefield.

The body of 50-year-old Nadeem Butt was found at a house in Manchester on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 5, following what police have described as a serious assault.

Mr Butt was well known in the Wakefield area having worked in the city for a number of years manning the phones for various cab firms.

Wakefield taxi driver Wajid Ali said: "Nadeem was a gentle soul, very quiet and more over a humble individual who was well respected within Wakefield and the wider taxi community.

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Wajid Ali, who paid tribute to Mr Butt.

"The taxi community is shocked to learn about Nadeem's death and more shocking to learn that a murder investigation has been launched.

"On behalf of the taxi community my sincere condolences to his family who still live in Wakefield and my upmost regret that Nadeem was taken so soon."

Mr Butt's body was found at a property in the Cheetham Hill area of Manchester.

Police are now trying to piece together his last movements before the attack.

No arrests have been made yet.