The devastated friends and family of a man stabbed to death in Aylesbury have told how his murder is something they will "never recover from". 

Five men have this week been jailed for more than 60 years in connection with the murder of Amir Shafique, 22, on October 28, 2020, in Lembrook Walk in Aylesbury. 

Reading Crown Court heard how Shafique’s death came from an organised fight involving knives and baseball bats after the convicted men accused him of ‘snitching’.

Charlie Irwin and Nasim Khan were both jailed for murder, while Mohammed Wasim, Ishmael Shah and Bertie Turvey were all imprisoned for manslaughter - totalling a combined 67 years. 

Following their sentencing, Amir's "best friend, brother and companion" Afzaal Hussain has released a tribute on behalf of the victim's devastated loved ones, saying his death has had "an effect on all of us, physically, emotionally and mentally". 

He said: "Amir was a happy, popular and honourable member of the community. His death has left so many people mortified and in emotional turmoil.

“For anyone who met Amir, the first thing they noticed was his infectious smile. His smile left an imprint on anyone who met him.

“Amir’s smile is what drew you closer to him and his personality is what made you adore him and his kind and caring nature is what made you love him.

“Amir was a giant spark of energy who would make everyone laugh. 

“It breaks my heart when I stop and think about what happened to you.

“It doesn’t matter how much time passes, Amir your love will stay with us forever.

“We all miss you every minute of every day and will never truly understand how this has happened. 

“Amir has left behind friends who adored him, brothers who miss him and parents who loved him.

“Amir’s death has had an effect on all of us, physically, emotionally and mentally.

“Amir, your loss is something which we will never recover from and we all pray for you every single day. I have plans to create a legacy for you that will never die.

“Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un.

“Amir Shafique, forever in our hearts wherever we go.”