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Birmingham murder: Tributes to murdered sisters

TRIBUTES poured in for two sisters found brutally murdered in a Birmingham city centre flat.

TRIBUTES poured in for two sisters found brutally murdered in a Birmingham city centre flat.

Yasmine and Sabrina Larbi-Cherif, Algerian women who studied and worked in the UK, had lived in the flat in Ladywood since June.

The sisters, aged 22 and 19, whose family are believed to live in the Wembley area of north London, were discovered in the blood-drenched flat they shared on the Jupiter Apartments complex on Monday.

West Midlands Police have refused to formally identify the women, but an unnamed brother confirmed their identities to local media.

Yasmine, the older sister, was a keen dancer, leading classes in belly dancing in Birmingham, and on Thursday a fellow dance teacher paid tribute to the "extremely decent" woman she knew.

Maria Credali, of Lichfield, said: "Yasmine was very kind, vibrant and very enthusiastic.

"She was really into the idea of sharing her culture with other ladies. She wanted to celebrate her background."

French Algerian Yasmine was a student, she said, but took a sabbatical to do voluntary work with women's groups.

Yasmine taught dancing to adults until she stopped teaching around a year ago, but was also "fantastic with kids".

Ms Credali added: "I just remember her with a big smile on her face. She was very gentle."

 

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