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Paul Tam death: Street robbery stabbing sketches released

Sketches of suspected attackers Image copyright San Francisco Police Department
Image caption Police in San Francisco released sketches of a woman and a man they say attacked British tourist Paul Tam

Police in the US investigating the death of a British tourist have released sketches of two suspected attackers and issued a $5,000 (£3,500) reward for information.

Paul Tam, 44, from Manchester was knocked to the ground and stabbed during a street robbery in San Francisco on 18 February.

He was chased into the street and knifed and died later in hospital.

Detectives have tweeted sketches of the suspects, a woman and a man.

The police reward was offered in exchange for information leading to an arrest.

Mr Tam, a website manager who worked for Manchester University, was taken for treatment at San Francisco General Hospital where he died on 24 March.

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Media captionCCTV shows attack on British tourist Paul Tam in San Francisco street robbery.

The robbers had taken his bag which reportedly contained his passport, money, mobile phone and bank cards.

A spokeswoman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said previously: "We can confirm the death of a British national on March 24 in San Francisco and we are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."

According to his LinkedIn profile, Mr Tam had moved to the US to work in Los Angeles.

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Image caption Paul Tam was attacked on Post Street in San Francisco on the night of 18 February

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