Suleman Altaf; The man convicted of murdering Jakub Szymanski, 15, and putting forward an attempt to kill his mother appeared in Manchester Marginates’ court this morning.
In a grieving state, DCI Alicia Smith, from GMPs major incident team, released a statement earlier: “A teenage boy who had his whole life ahead of him has tragically lost his life, and not only is his mother grieving at the loss of her son, but she is also recovering from what will have been, no doubt, hugely traumatic.”
What police have to say-
The Greater Manchester Police, in a statement, said: ‘Suleman Altaf, 44, of no fixed address, has been charged with murder, attempted murder, and having a bladed article in a public place. He has been remanded in custody before a hearing at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court today.’
They also charged the 44-year-old with serious accusations; they informed that: ‘The charges relate to the fatal stabbing of 15-year-old Jakub Szymanski and the stabbing of his mother at a property in the Miles Platting area on Thursday.’
While in court, Suleman was only heard speaking his name and address. He entered the court in a gray jumper and matching tracksuit bottoms.
The misery on Jakub’s family-
On receiving the emergency call From Miles Platting, the ambulance reached shortly, but unfortunately, Jakub couldn’t survive the deadly stab wounds. The 15-year-old reportedly lost his life, saving his mother, Katarzyna Bastek, from the inhumane attack by Altaf. Luckily, Ms Bastek survived but lost her son in the hospital.
Jakub and Ms Bastek’s family members were in court for the brief hearing. In a tribute to him, Jakub’s family characterized him as a ‘funny, cheeky boy’. They said: “Jakub was lovingly known as ‘Kuba’ to his family and Jakub to his friends. Due to his friendly and chatty nature, he was always a popular child making friends wherever he went.”
They further added more about his nature and said- “He always spoke his mind; he was mischievous, funny, and a cheeky boy. He loved his Xbox and football, supporting Manchester City. He was like every other teenage boy and was helpful to many people, even those he had just met. To our family, he’s our hero.”