Tyne & Wear

Tipu Sultan murder: Family and friends attend vigil

Vigil for shooting victim Tipu Sultan
Image caption Prayers were said for Mr Sultan's family at the vigil

Family and friends of a South Shields man have attended a vigil outside the takeaway where he was shot dead.

Tipu Sultan, 32, was found with a single gunshot wound on 7 April at the back of the town's Herbs n Spice Kitchen, where he worked.

Two men were captured on CCTV fleeing the scene on a motorbike after what police have said was a planned attack.

Prayers were said and flowers were laid during the vigil, which was ahead of Mr Sultan's funeral on Wednesday.

Friend Jay Islam said: "This vigil is very important for our community and for Tipu's family."

A 35-year-old Newcastle man has been arrested and bailed in connection with the death.

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