The family of a young man who was fatally stabbed in Manchester have paid tribute to their “baby brother”, while an investigation remains underway.

Neri Morse died after an incident on Pollard Street, Ancoats at around 6.30pm on Wednesday April 20 with police launching an investigation in the aftermath.

Mr Morse’s family have thanked the community for the support they have shown and spoke how just how well loved their departed brother was.

A statement said: "Our family cannot describe what losing our Neri has done to us.

“Only God will know how much this is breaking our hearts.

"Our brother was the baby of the family and definitely Mum’s favourite. He is loved by his partner, his brother and sister, his niece and nephew, his uncle, cousins and his nan.

"He was the most amazing and loving father to his four-month-old son Nakari and showed him the most amount of love in the short time they had together.

“We will always be immensely proud of how he took to daddy duties. 

"We as a family are overwhelmed and truly humbled by the sheer volume of messages and support from the community expressing their love and support. It just emphasises how truly loved Neri was.

"It's going to take our family quite some time to come to terms with losing Neri so suddenly and in such horrific circumstances, if we ever do.

“We would appreciate our privacy being respected at this time.

"We were blessed with 24 years of you - all we have left are the videos, pictures and memories.

“We love you forever, we are your keepers and we are so sorry we were not there to protect you.

"Sleep easy Baby Brother."

Police have arrested two men, both aged 23, in connection with Mr Morse’s death and both remain in custody for questioning.

Anyone with information about Mr Morse’s death can contact police online via the Major Incident Public Portal or by calling 0161 856 5413 quoting Operation Southsea.

Alternatively, information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.